Burr Visits Guantanamo

Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) visited the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay today, coming away with favorable impressions of the facility and its staff.

Burr blogged about the trip on his Senate website this afternoon, praising the detention facility as "in keeping with our Nation's highest ideals."

See part of Burr's post below:
From my visit today, it appears to me that everything from the design of the facilities to the detailed operating procedures of the guard force, medical professionals, and support staff is well thought out and in keeping with our Nation's highest ideals.

If anyone receives mistreatment at Guantanamo, it is the guard force. They must endure frequent verbal and physical attacks from detainees while maintaining the highest standard of care for those same individuals.

Instead of focusing on closing the facility at Guantanamo Bay, we need to think long and hard about where we can hold some of these very hardened and dangerous individuals, many of whom could never be incarcerated in the United States.