Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Let’s Keep Gitmo Going

Actually, if you think about it, Gitmo is being underutilized. It’s true that all of those dangerous terrorist types are being held there for the time being and the prison itself has become a political football, but the fact is that Guantanamo is a state-of-the-art facility and we have additional uses for it. There are others who need to be warehoused there.

Let’s use Gitmo as a place to put spammers, hackers, and bad bankers. Bernie Madoff and all of his playmates who defrauded us could be put there. It could become a special prison for those who cause mass misery, fear, or destruction.

Who knows, perhaps Cuba and the U.S. could work out a cooperative arrangement to turn the prison into a famous tourist destination. Marriott could put up a Courtyard or Residence Inn and the U.S. Postal Service could install a special letter cancelling facility. Maybe an adroit entrepreneur could build a casino there to help attract traffic and offset some of the costs of the prison.

We need Gitmo. It ought to stay an active facility for these special kinds of trouble makers and societal miscreants.

Nominate your favorite candidate to occupy the new Gitmo.

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