Monday, June 11, 2007

Colin Powell on Meet the Press

"If it was up to me, I would close Guantanamo no tomorrow, but this afternoon. I would close it. And I would not let any of those people go. 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?
"And by the way, America, unfortunately, has two million people in jail, all of whom had lawyers and access to writs of habeas corpus. And so we can handle bad people in our system.


Check out this clip and the rest of the interview on MSNBC.com.

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