Comment: There is a possible explanation for misunderstanding:

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There is a possible explanation for misunderstanding:


1) "Rand Paul today criticized the Obama administration’s decision to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center and try terrorism suspects in United States Civil Courts."

Rand Paul may not necessarily be criticizing the decision to close Guantanamo specifically, but instead the decision to try terrorism suspects in the U.S. He goes on to specify that, “Foreign terrorists do not deserve the protections of our Constitution," but he doesn't actually say anywhere that Guantanamo should not be closed.

Foreign terrorist suspects could be tried in other places besides Guantanamo, such as in the country they are arrested, on ship, or other military bases.


2) At the time the other comment on closing Guantanamo was made, back in May, the website probably really was not official yet and really had been set up by two supporters trying to get him to run. Rand Paul waited quite a while before actually deciding to run.


It doesn't look or sound good though and I'm sure many would like to hear further comment or clarification from Rand Paul.


Ron Paul's Convention Speech