Putting it into context.

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Posted by MG on April 09, 2012 at 04:45:19

In Reply to: Re: Give me back my tax money posted by Pastor Don on March 01, 2012 at 07:06:32:

1) "While the cost of the field might seem high, especially for a field with no grass, the cost of pretty much everything at Guantanamo is super-sized. Nearly everything at the military detention center is brought in by barge or plane and construction costs are higher than in the United States." Washington Post 02/28/2012

2) As it stands there's no end in sight. Some of the prisoners there are there for life. "Officials here said the detainees had desperately missed their matches and boosting the morale of the inmates makes the job of the guard force easier." The Washington Post

To conclude: Instead of torture and setting up military commissions, it should have been the FBI doing the interrogations and prosecution done in federal courts. Those then found guilty would now be in Supermax prisons and there wouldn't be any need for an expensive Guantanamo Bay prison. The Bush administration caused the mess which is why the taxpayers have to keep paying for it.

The evidence obtained from tortue can't be used in any federal courts of law so the only judicial review that remains are the military commissions. As it stands even if it was taken to federal courts now, after all this time, prosecutors wouldn't be able to put enough evidence together to obtain guilty verdicts for many of those who deserve it. The military commissions' only recouse is to keep them in Guantanamo Bay.

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