We were thrilled to have my favorite politican U.S. Senator James Inhofe join our news conference at the National Press Club yesterday to push for his legislation banning the transfer of detainees from Gitmo to American prisons.
Inhofe, who recently returned from a visit to the prison in Cuba, said the detainees are treated well and that the prison is serving a valuable purpose.
Asked whether the prisoners should remain at the prison indefinitely, Inhofe said, "I wish there were more choices. There really aren’t. I guess we could execute them. Do you want to do that?”
Melanie Morgan, Move America Forward chairman, said Obama’s "misguided” decision to close the prison would "impact the safety of every American.”
Attending the news conference were relatives of people killed in the 9/11 attacks and in the war in Iraq. The group’s television ad asks people to sign a petition opposing Obama’s order.
The president met last week with victims’ relatives of the 9/11 and USS Cole attacks and said he thinks closing the prison would keep the nation safe and ensure "swift and certain justice” for the detainees, according to the White House