Cornyn: Keep Gitmo Open

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. John Cornyn says President-elect Barack Obama should keep Gitmo open “as long as America’s national security warrants it.”

“When President-elect Obama takes the oath of office next week, he will assume the tremendous responsibility of keeping our country safe from the continued threat of terrorist attacks. America’s national security requires that the terrorists detained at Guantanamo Bay remain incapacitated, whether at Guantanamo or not. Closing Guantanamo Bay without an effective plan to continue detaining these individuals would expose the American people to unnecessary risk of harm at the hands of radical jihadis. Their dangerousness was made clear by the actions of dozens of former Guantanamo detainees, who were released from the facility and chose to return to the battlefields and wage their terror campaign against America.”

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