Also in this playlist...
This transcript is automatically generated
Now to a story you first heard here on the Fox News Channel new attempt now under way to close down gitmo in Cuba.
And move about a 170 suspected terrorist to prison facilities here in the United States good idea.
Captain Chuck Nash former US navy captain of Fox's contributor with me -- it's a good morning -- you.
Morning bill we've talked about the same for three and a half years now it was the first executive order the president signed in January of 2009.
It is still open today.
You believe gitmo is the gold standard.
Because originally when we put the -- detainees down there we -- land on top of existing infrastructure.
That was old navy infrastructure from the days of NA naval station Guantanamo.
Since then there have been purpose built facilities.
Strictly and purposefully built to handle just these kinds of people.
In using this kind of legal structure so this is absolutely purpose built facility.
And to do it anywhere else would require modifications.
And and the housing is the least important part of it the legal structures and everything.
Far outweigh the simple with just -- from them.
So let me get to that because I think -- a practical application broker's suggestion -- senator Dianne Feinstein of California.
She's looking into this is a part of what she says on screen.
This report according to GAO.
Demonstrates that it is the political will exists we could finally close Guantanamo.
Without imperiling our national security quickly do you agree with us.
It depends on it can the government do something that normally doesn't do and that is think ahead.
And plan ahead so that we don't run into these problems what with the Department of Justice say.
After the fact once -- already here what with the Bureau of Prisons say after the fact when they're already here.
If we don't come up with these rules.
And and haven't signed off where this is the way we're going to do it.
Before we actually make this transfer all we're doing is just setting ourselves up for failure and legal problems and and challenges left and right that are going to distract from what's been done -- Making great points senator Feinstein also says this the GA report makes clear she says on screen now.
Makes clear that numerous prisons exist inside the United States.
Capable of holding the 166.
Who remain at Guantanamo in an environment that -- to security.
Requirements you're saying the same thing.
-- -- need to -- -- as the legal basis you have to figure out now there is this prison talked about Illinois.
I'm not sure whether that's going forward or whether it's stuck in the mud at the moment but a practical application for what you're suggesting.
At some point some day we find those who responsible for killing our US ambassador Ben Ghazi Libya.
If we get those people where -- we take them.
Well there's the question what are the rules what with the Department of Justice say what with the Bureau of Prisons say all of this still needs to be worked out.
Now gitmo is.
Over ten years old will be eleven in January.
And we're still we still don't have those kinds of things we could have been talking about that for years especially.
-- and I remember when the president signed the gitmo closure roller he started signing somebody asked him.
Where we don't have that put these people when you close -- and stop sign that you -- deficit we have worked that out right and not me it's three and a half years later we have worked that out to right.
But you make it -- you seem foreign to our producers.
Apparently someone from Yemen was held captive on board a ship for two months.
Before we figured out what to do with that person who -- second term for years ago yes or no.
Is gitmo closed before.
What the American people need to know is gitmo is closed right now for new arrivals they've got a 166.
They're trying to drive it down.
I think the political pressure to close gitmo may be one of the -- if it is.
Then we better start working now all to figure out how we're gonna handle these people what the legal rules are going to be and not do what the government normally does which is try to figure all this stuff out later when its problems like captain thank you Chuck Nash couldn't see you today.
Filter by section