Argument: Closing Guantanamo and opening a new one elsewhere is a PR stunt
Jennifer Rubin. "Re: Obama Closes Gitmo". Commentary Magazine. January 22, 2009 - "The first question that comes to mind is: why go through all of this? Ah, but Guantamano has such a bad reputation. Yet it is largely based on misinformation about the actual treatment of detainees there. Supposedly we must put these very same people somewhere but we just don’t want to keep them at Guantanamo. At some level then we are inflating a PR problem — one which can be alleviated by creative people (rename the facility? build a new one in the parking lot?) — into a giant political and national security problem, especially for people living in the unlucky states that will play host to these very dangerous people."