The daily STEW (Star-Telegram Editorial Writers): A deal has been reached in Congress that could end some of the most rigid restrictions on releasing detainees from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay. As many as half of the 160 remaining detainees, once thought to have terrorist connections, could be sent to their home countries. Is that the right thing to do?
We have no way of knowing who will be released or what threat they may pose. But suffice it to say, I have zero confidence in this federal government acting in the best interest of American citizens. David Hallum
They will just go back home and start killing Americans again.
Let ‘em go, we can drone them later. Dan Yates
Absolutely the correct thing to do. Many people are locked up with minimal evidence and barely any ties to real terrorists. Many were in the wrong place at the wrong time. I can’t guarantee that they will not hate us for what we have done to them, but we made many mistakes locking them up the way we have. John Obeidin
Of those who may be released back to their countries, many may well go back to their old way of terrorism as many already have. Donald A. Potts
Once a terrorist, always a terrorist. Let them rot in jail. John Helsley