Krauthammer Explains Why Obama Is 'Absolutely Insane' to Try to Close Gitmo
The Obama Administration is moving ahead with plans to move detainees out of Guantanamo Bay as it aims to reduce the prison's population before leaving office.
By the middle of the summer, the Administration plans to transfer two dozen detainees to about a half a dozen countries.
Charles Krauthammer said on Special Report that President Obama is willing to damage the national security of the U.S. and other countries "in the name of a fixed idea" that closing Guantanamo is key to ending the War on Terror.
He said that one of the reasons jihadism has succeeded and spread is because U.S. human intelligence is weak, and this is because "we have no way to capture and interrogate as we did earlier in the War on Terror."
"The idea of closing (Guantanamo)...is insane, because you need a place like that to interrogate," he said.
Watch the full discussion above.