"I fully expect to have 535 pieces of legislation before this is over saying, 'Not in my district, not in my state,' " Gates said, referring to the number of senators and representatives in Congress. He said the Pentagon wants to have $50 million at hand in case it has to build a prison on short notice.
In January, President Obama ordered the closure of the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, within a year. Gates said the facilities, which cost tens of millions of dollars to construct, are likely to be "mothballed."
There is a simple solution to this. I know of such a facility that isn't inside the continental United States. The outrage of Not In My Backyard won't be an issue. In fact, it is on an island where if there is an escape attempt, the escapees won't get very far. It's already operating within the current budget of the administration. The best part is that you do not need to transport the current detainees to a new facility.
Leave Gitmo open and make the detainees in the Global War on Terror stay there