Republicans are rejecting Obama’s latest bid to shut down Guantanamo Bay and move its terror suspects to mainland high security prisons. Reports suggest that 30% of those released from Guantanamo have returned to the battlefield. GITMO is a high tech facility and military base which compares favorably with any high security facility on the mainland. Donald Trump wants to keep GITMO open and plans to fill it with a lot more ‘bad dudes’.
Obama argues: ‘Keeping this facility open is contrary to our values. It undermines our standing in the world.’