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Kirk: No More Guantanamo Bay Deals

Kirk: No More Guantanamo Bay Deals

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U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) says the prisoner exchange made to free Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl should be the last deal involving detainees at Guantanamo Bay.

Kirk has sent a letter to President Obama demanding no prisoners held there be released until the administration explains why it traded away five detainees “outside of the legal process.”

The letter claims the administration broke the law by not notifying Congress 30 days before the swap, and not reviewing the releases with the Guantanamo Review Task Force. Kirk believes those prisoners should have remained in captivity.

“In my view, Gitmo should turn into a black hole of terrorism, where terrorists go for the rest of their natural life and never come out,” Kirk said.

When Kirk was asked if that would be legal, he responded by saying “the right thing to do is to protect the American people.”

Kirk says it’s likely that 4 out of the 5 of the released prisoners will return to Afghanistan to fight the U.S.-supported government.

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