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Letter: Don't close camp at Guantánamo

The sun rises over the Guantanamo detention facility

The sun rises over the Guantanamo detention facility at dawn, at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base in Cuba, on May 13, 2009. Credit: AP

The U.S. prison camp at Guantánamo Bay is the best place to keep radical Islamic terrorists ["Guantánamo quagmire a stain against the U.S.," Editorial, April 29]. They don't belong in civilian jails where they would have a perfect opportunity to spread their hatred of America.

Our illustrious president claims that the prison camp is too expensive and inefficient, and hurts our image internationally.

Nobody wants them, and if they go on a hunger strike, so be it. It is their choice.

We bend over backward to be politically correct, but we are continually threatened by these radicals. Where do we put them if not far removed from the Americans that they hate so much?

Pat King, Merrick