I admire your intellectual honesty and capacity for open reflection, Mr. Messamore!
I really don't have a big problem with trial and disposition of suspected terrorists at Gitmo. I know there are different ways of approaching this, and Rand's position does not present a problem for me like it does for the handful of catcallers here -- let me point out there are only about 200 detainees remaining at Gitmo. Hundreds have been released already - including those found to have been merely incidental combatants.
In contrast, there are about 95,000 people in Federal prisons just for drug offenses; the relative magnitude is glaringly obvious. I see _that_ as more problematic to our liberties than the existence of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility.
To call Rand a neocon over the Grayson-Gitmo flap, like some have, is just silly. Good people can differ on this. Go Rand go!