A new Rasmussen poll out today finds that 49% of Americans are in favor of keeping Gitmo open, while only 32% want it closed. Barack Obama has of course vowed to close it — as any good liberal would.
Not only should we keep it open, but we should build a second one somewhere else. Gitmo should be a place that terrorists around the world fear being sent to. Gitmo should be a deterrent to those considering Jihad as a serious career.
We tried the whole law enforcement thing during the Clinton years and we know where that led us. The time for worrying about the “moral high ground” has long sense past. Unfortunately, it’s probably going to take a few thousand more dead Americans before the other half of the country starts to take our national security seriously.