[QUOTE=WWGWD;1061573128]Clearly, what is right and wrong is irrelevant to you in this case.
Most of these people have done NOTHING wrong. Almost all of them have never been convicted of anything.
The only reason most of them are still in Gitmo is because their host countries will not take them back.
Were I POTUS, I would immediately order the military or CIA or whomever to find a country that will take most of them - even if that country has to be bribed to do so.
Once I found such a country, I would ask the inmates in question whether they wanted to stay in Gitmo or go to this country. Obviously they would take freedom.
Then I would give them each a few million and transport them to that country.
The rest that there is evidence that they are guilty of terrorism, I would order the military to immediately start trials on them - whatever the evidence available is.
If they are convicted, then start there incarceration.
If they are found innocent, the same deal as how the others are treated.
And I don't give a crap what spineless politicians in Congress want.
Were I Obama, I would stand up and tell them to get off their asses, grow backbones and figure out what to do with these innocent (mostly) people.
And I would keep on them, day after day, until they did.
Wow, there seem to be so many constitutional issues with your ideas, I don't even no where to start, lol. Your advocating that the President, unilaterly, bribe another country, to take people, who have never been tried for a crime, but are viewed as enemy combatants. Then pay those people who were imprisoned, still without trial, and have the military or the CIA take them to that country, all without any involvement from congress at all? I'm all for doing what's right, because it's the right thing to do, damn the concequences. But advocating that a President circumvent the checks and balances of the legislative branch, does not seem like a good idea to me under any circumstances.
Except Obama is Commander-in-Chief. He does not need anyone's agreement or permission. He can just do it by military chain-og-command authority.