President Donald Trump is keeping the promises he made during his political campaign. One of these promises was to keep Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba open and fill it with criminals, unlike former President Barack Obama who wanted to shut down the place.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions visited the prison in Cuba while Trump attended the G20 Summit. He was accompanied with Rod Rosenstein and Dan Coats. At the end of the visit, Sessions said that there is no reason not to send new prisoners there.
Via Founding Patriot
During President Trump’s showing abroad at the G20 Summit, Attorney General Jeff Sessions along with his deputy, Rod Rosenstein, and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats visited Guantanamo Bay prison camp at the US naval base on the island of Cuba.
Barack Obama tried to have the facility shut down. Unlike him, President Trump is a true American who cares about our nation’s security and the well-being of out citizens over all else. He promised during the campaign to fill it to capacity again instead of shutting the prison down.
At the end of his visit, Session said that the prison is a “very fine place” and there is no legal reason not to send new detainees there.
In 2009, Obama signed an executive order to shut down the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay. He signed three executive orders on the second day of the new administration, which showed that e was determined to get what he wanted. This is what Obama said:
“The message that we are sending around the world is that the United States intends to prosecute the ongoing struggle against violence and terrorism and we are going to do so vigilantly. We are going to do so effectively and we are going to do so in a manner that is consistent with our values and our ideals.”
A draft copy of the order said:
“In view of significant concerns raised by these detentions, both within the United States and internationally, prompt and appropriate disposition of the individuals currently detained at Guantanamo and closure of the facility would further the national security and foreign policy interests of the United States and the interests of justice.”
Obama’s efforts didn’t pay out and the prison didn’t close down. He went on to leave 41 detainees who were considered the most dangerous stay in the prison.
Thank God that Obama is not our president anymore. He transferred many prisoners from Gitmo to other countries. However, the prison is a fine place as indicated by Jeff Sessions and there’s no reason for its closure.
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