America needs to seriously consider whether President Obama should be allowed to pursue his goal of emptying Guantanamo. From a personal standpoint I am convinced that it is an entirely politically driven decision and I am also convinced that it will do irreparable harm to the security of the country and will set America’s Homeland Security efforts back immensely. The political aspect of the situation is inarguable to me in light of the fact that Obama is unwilling to allow the situation to simply rest until the next president is in office. Giving up the facility and the added advantage of having a place to house enemy combatants should be a decision the next president makes. After all, the few months he still has in office don’t compare to the years GTMO has been operational. Waiting these next few months seems simply prudent. I will say that it is encouraging that even Obama seems convinced that the next president is not going to be someone willing to continue his very damaging policies, and I totally agree. In every military conflict America has taken part, the ability and the appropriate facilities to humanely hold captured enemy combatants has been paramount to success. GTMO has served this purpose well and I submit to you that if a single American serviceman has been saved by the fact that these combatants have been taken off the battlefield, it is worth every penny America has spent on it. The next president will be a strong leader and will pursue the defeat and/or containment of Islamic militant Jihadists and terrorist groups, but he will be much more successful if he has all the assets America now has at its disposal. On the other hand, if he loses one of these assets because Obama closed it and gave it back to the Cubans, his efforts will suffer a setback and this will additionally hamper his efforts. I personally believe Obama doesn’t want to see his successor successful because it will further exemplify Obama’s failure, and closing GTMO is one way to interfere. The bottom line is that there is no compelling reason to rush to close the facility other than personal political objectives. Obama’s willingness to put himself above the safety and security of the nation in this manner is despicable and I for one, will remember him for it and assign it appropriately to his legacy. It never ceases to amaze me how powerful people can play such dangerous games with the lives of Americans and principally with the lives of those Americans who have sacrificed and sacrifice daily to protect them.