Hold'em Forever Holder!
Way to go, Mr. Close Gitmo Now!
Holder: Some Gitmo prisoners to be held indefinitelyAttorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said Wednesday that even after the closing of the prison at Guantanamo Bay, the U.S. will continue to hold indefinitely a number of terror suspects whose cases will never go to trial and who cannot be sent to any other country.
Mr. Holder told the Senate Judiciary Committee that the detainees who cannot be released will have their cases periodically reviewed to determine whether they must continue to be held without trial. He did not specify how many of the roughly 230 detainees remaining at U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, would fall into this category.
President Obama has signed an executive order for the prison to close with a year and put in Mr. Holder in charge of a task force to make it happen. Critics say the prison has become a symbol of American excesses in the fight against terrorism, but closing it will apparently not change the reality that some detainees will continue to be held.
I'm betting that Holder, being a lawyer as he is, never saw this in print:
"All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."
Yep, the Fourteenth Amendment.
It says "all persons".
It was definitely squirmy of Bush to claim that Gitmo was outside the jurisdiction of the Constitution.
Good old Hold'em Forever. If he puts them in the US, they're going to get lawyers some how. The prisons can't even keep drugs out, let alone cockroaches. But he can't put them elsewhere. And yet The Messiah promised to do something with these people.
Such gross incompetence.