MSNBC’s Hayes: Released Gitmo Detainees Should Be Paid Restitution and Allowed Legal Residency in the U.S.

Even their own countries don’t want them back, so sure, let’s instead turn them loose in the U.S.:

In an article posted on, Hayes criticized Guantanamo Bay’s continued existence in a piece entitled, “Time for radical action on Guantanamo.” Hayes, who railed against Obama’s failure to keep his promise to close the prison in Cuba, argues that:

The dozens of men who have been cleared by the United States government for release should be released immediately, should be paid restitution, and offered legal residence in the United States.

I would add one caveat to that proposal: Former Gitmo detainees can live in the U.S., but they have to stay at Chris Hayes’ house (that way he can monitor them closely to make sure Dick Cheney doesn’t waterboard them again).

Just because they’ve been “cleared” doesn’t mean we should invite them to our next party. O.J. Simpson was “cleared” in 1995 but that doesn’t mean I’d want him to move in next door, let alone give him money for a new knife.

Hayes is uncomfortable referring to fallen U.S. military members as heroes but has no problem sainting Gitmo detainees. Par for the far-lefty course.

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