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President Obama introduced a plan yesterday to close Guantanamo Bay, arguing that it is a waste of money and continues to be used as a propaganda tool by terrorists. 

He said that terrorists can be tried in U.S. courts and held at maximum-security facilities, though he did not specify a location. 

On America's Newsroom this morning, Fox News strategic analyst Lt. Col. Ralph Peters (Ret.) said the conditions at a federal Supermax prison will actually be much worse for these terror suspects. 

"I'd love to see them at a Supermax prison in Colorado or out in general population where they can make new friends because they have it good. And yet the left continues to portray Guantanamo as sort of Treblinka with palm trees and it's just not so. It's dishonest," said Peters.

He acknowledged, however, that he doesn't want the detainees on U.S. soil because "they get all these magical rights kicked in."

Peters predicted that the terrorists will tout the closure of Gitmo as "a huge victory over the United States" and argue that they forced America to do it. 

"He is desperate to cling to this one part of his legacy. ... He appears to have learned almost nothing in seven years," said Peters.

Watch the full interview above.


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