I was thinking about my previous post and wanted to see what John McCain has said about Gitmo himself.  My research led me to a curious quote by the Senator.  About the “Gitmo 6”, John McCain said:

“These are not individuals who deserve the protections of the kind of judicial process that a citizen of the United States would have.”

So McCain is say is that he doesn’t believe that, at least SOME of the Guantanamo Bay prisoners deserve protection of the United States Constitution.  He realizes that what’s going on in Guantanamo Bay is bad, because he wants to close it and move the prisoners to Leavenworth, where they WOULD come under full US Constitutional protections.  

What does this all mean?  You interpret it the way you want.  But it says to me that McCain thinks it’s okay to take away the Constitutional rights of prisoners held in Guantanamo Bay.  The only justification for that can honestly be that Guantanamo Bay is NOT within the Boarders of the US.  But if we do that, McCain, by the same logic, become ineligible to run for President of the United States.

By walterh

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