Lawrence Korb, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, stated, “Basically it means that Guantanamo Bay is going to be open for as far as we can see, because if in fact you can transfer the prisoners, you do try them, then you’ll have to put them some place if you convict them.”
Granger said the Geneva Conventions and Law of Land Warfare do not require prosecution of detainees, as they may simply be held “until the end of hostilities.” They are not entitled to habeas corpus, and now, after Obama's announcement, if any of the unlawful combatant detainees are also facing war crimes, military commissions may be used.”
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