Legislation to close Gitmo wouldn't necessarily fix the problem
. From the principal director of the Pentagon Office of Detainee Affairs:
While acknowledging that the GuantÃ¡namo detention center had tainted the nationâ€™s reputation, he also warned that simply closing it and moving the terrorism suspects to military brigs in the United States would not ease the controversy.
â€œI think a very real argument could be made that, as long as youâ€™re not changing the basic legal construct of how weâ€™re holding them and why we believe weâ€™re entitled to hold them,â€ Mr. Liotta said, â€œno matter where you put them,â€ the controversy will continue.