Powell: Close Down Gitmo

Colin Powell thinks the US should shut down Guantanamo Bay and give the prisoners there, like, rights and stuff.

"Essentially, we have shaken the belief that the world had in America's justice system by keeping a place like Guantanamo open and creating things like a military commission," Powell said on NBC's "Meet the Press."

Making it clear that he "would not let any of those people go," Powell said, "I would simply move them to the United States and put them into our more federal legal system." He said he sees no problem in detainees having the right of habeas corpus and getting their own lawyers. "Isn't that what our system is all about?"

Isn't it?

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What are the detainees?

Are the peopleĀ in Gitmo criminals? What law have they violated? Are US laws binding on foreign nationals in foreign countries?