Guantanamo Bay did a good thing for America. Guantanamo Bay is located in a small area in Cuba off of American soil. America’s most recent president, Barack Obama wants to shut the prison down and suspended it for a short period of time in the beginning of January this year. (My position And Thesis) I believe that Guantanamo bay should never be shut down because the prison led United States and other countries’ to terrorists and it punished those who planned to kill innocent lives. (Ethos) Guantanamo Bay should not be shut down because the prison led U.
S and maybe other countries to Al Qaida by the information they collect from the detainees. The guards would torture the prisoners so that they may be able to get information on anything they thought the prisoners would know like locations on other terrorists. Guards would use many types of torture but the main torture they did was drowning. Guards would dunk the detainee’s heads in huge barrels of water and dip them inside repeatedly till they said something. Sometimes the prisoners would tell information about the leader or the group who made them hurt or plans to kill innocent lives or just to kill in general.
It seems like a good idea to have a place like Guantanamo Bay so that we as a country can prevent horrible events like September 11, 2001. (Pathos) The prison punished those who wanted to kill for the wrong reason. Those who are valuable in terms of information are beaten repeatedly. I do think that the prison may be too extreme but it is necessary to save lives. I do understand that humans have rights to live. It is wrong to do such horrible things in terms of torture. Those prisoners want to take lives by killing and spreading innocent blood.
I believe we as a country must do things so that people like the Al Qaida or any terrorist groups cannot exist in the world. (Logos) United States has not been the only country that was hit by terrorism. On July 7, 2005, suicide bombers took out three trains and a bus leaving more than fifty people dead. These types of events occur everywhere and terrorism must be stopped. Guantanamo Bay is stepping stones towards the success on stopping terrorism in the future. People just have different out puts on how terrorism should be stopped. I believe that it can only be stopped with war or fighting. Rhetoric strategy) Terrorism can never be fought with no killing or with no act of war. It will always have deaths and sorrow to everyone. Terrorism will never be abolished from the world. It is something that people will use to prove points, or for fun. People are evil in the world and Guantanamo Bay points America in the right direction to at least prevent deaths as much as possible. (Compare and Contrast) One prison that might be able to be compared with Guantanamo Bay is Alcatraz; A small island off to the coast of San Francisco Bay. But the only way to compare both prisons is in terms of costs.
Alcatraz was closed down due to the rising costs of the upkeep. The prison required up to 3-5 million dollars to do the necessary repairs. Guantanamo Bay takes up to 500 million dollars in repairs and renovation costs. America closed down Alcatraz because the prison was “too expensive” but Guantanamo Bay is more expensive by a towering 495 million difference. Guantanamo Bay is more needed than Alcatraz. Alcatraz penitentiary was a prison for Americas most wanted in the U. S. Guantanamo Bay is a prison used for prisoners who are wanted internationally.
Both prisons did the job by keeping those who killed or planned to kill but in the long run, Guantanamo Bay is more of a benefactor then Alcatraz. (Conclusion/Cause and Effect) In conclusion to my argument, I stand by my position. Guantanamo Bay should not be closed because it does more good for everyone. The different ways on how anyone looks at the cause and effect issues for Guantanamo Bay may change ones opinion on wither the prison should be closed down. All of the opinions may be looked as pros and cons. Sometimes different views of the prison may be hypocritical in terms of beliefs or religion or maybe even human rights.
If America shuts down Guantanamo Bay, it may take many people’s jobs. To some people, the military is their career. Some military personal’s job may be only in Guantanamo Bay. Shutting down the prison also means that America has no way on how to find out any valuable information on any enemies or terrorist. The good thing that America can benefit from closing down the prison is saving millions of dollars. We pay so much money on upkeep and the military personal that lives there. We pay for the food and the renovation fees that go on.
Some things that is not even necessary to have in Guantanamo Bay. Having to shut down the prison means stopping the torture that goes on. The military needs to torture the terrorist so that they can get any information they needed. They can still prevent any future killing or can prevent any other horrific events like 9/11. The prison would be able to pin point any new groups that would become new to the world like the Al Qaida. Guantanamo Bay uses the information the needed to track anyone down. In terrorist’s view of point, maybe they say that the reason they kill is for god or for a good cause.
The reason they would kill is to flush out the people who make the world a horrible place to live. Maybe the reason they kill is because we or any countries attacked first. In terms of rights and our country; we say that killing at is inhuman. We are inhuman by torturing others. People might as well say that we are no better than them killing humans or torturing them to get information. America believes or some Americans like me believe it is for a good cause to save lives. Maybe Al Qaida kills because it is what they believe in and that they do it for a good cause.