Guantanamo Bay is a strange place. It has been controlled exclusively and completely by the Americans since 1898. And they have leased it for more than one hundred years despite arguments from the Cubans. The Americans contend that it is a lease, not sovereign American territory. And this is important. In fact, one of the reasons President Bush chose Guantanamo Bay is for that very reason. If detainees were brought to American soil, they would have rights per the Consitution. If they were brought to this place, they would be in no-man's-land. They would have no rights. They would . . . disappear!
That is why this place, despite the American flag, is Cuba!