Recently captured al-Qaeda honcho Abu Anas al-Libi belongs in Guantanamo—not a US courtroom, say Republican Sens. Saxby Chambliss, Kelly Ayotte, and Lindsey Graham. Al-Libi is currently still being held on a Navy ship, but President Obama wants to put him on trial Stateside. The lawmakers say that's not the place for him. "In criminal (court) you are trying to solve a crime—in war you are trying to defeat the enemy," says Graham, per the Hill.
Obama, who is still intent on closing the Cuban prison, promises al-Libi will be brought to justice. "We know that Mr. al-Libi planned and helped execute plots that killed hundreds of people, a whole lot of Americans, and we have strong evidence of that," says Obama. But Chambliss and Ayotte think it's a wasted opportunity if we don't interrogate the al-Qaeda leader, Gitmo style. "This is the highest-value target we have captured in years," says Chambliss. "Some folks have been in (Guantanamo) for 10 years, and we are still getting information from them."