That along with the policies and actions of the time, with quickly abandoning the missions after 9/11, which instantly became the recruiting tools to spread far and wide the ideologies of al Qaeda style criminal terrorism, and continues doing same!!
December 12, 2013 - In 2002, I led the first Joint Task Force to Guantánamo and established the detention facility. Today, I believe it is time to close Guantánamo.
In the coming week, Congress will lay the foundation for whether and to what extent Guantánamo can be closed. The annual defense bill appears to have compromise language that would give the president some additional flexibility to transfer detainees to their home or third countries, though it maintains an unwise and unnecessary ban on transferring detainees to the United States.
Still, this is a step forward toward closing our nation’s most notorious prison — a prison that should never have been opened.
Our nation created Guantánamo because we were legitimately angry and frightened by an unprovoked attack on our soil on Sept. 11, 2001. We thought that the detainees would provide a treasure trove of information and intelligence. read more>>>