POWELL ON GITMO….From the “better late than never” file, here is Colin Powell on Meet the Press this morning:
“If it was up to me, I would close Guantanamo. Not tomorrow, but this afternoon. I’d close it,” he said.
“And I would not let any of those people go,” he said. “I would simply move them to the United States and put them into our federal legal system. The concern was, well then they’ll have access to lawyers, then they’ll have access to writs of habeas corpus. So what? Let them. Isn’t that what our system is all about?”
That was simple enough, wasn’t it?