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Marco Rubio makes first Cuba visit -- to Guantanamo Bay

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is on his way to U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, in Cuba, for a one-day visit. It is the first trip to the island for the Cuban-American lawmaker, whose parents immigrated to the U.S. in 1956.

Rubio is going in his capacity as a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, his office says. He'll conduct oversight of the facility, tour the base, and meet with the commander of Joint Task Force Guantanamo Bay. It will "allow Sen. Rubio an opportunity to better understand the role Guantanamo Bay plays in U.S. detention operations, and examine how the military commission process for trying the terrorists housed there is proceeding," his office said.

He'll also hear from the Navy on the strategic value of the base to the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard. He'll also tour the Expeditionary Legal Complex, where military tribunals of detainees are held. Rubio will "see the role this complex plays as the venue where classified information taken from the battle field is presented," his office said.
He'lll be receiving a an intelligece overview at the Joint Task Force Guantanamo headquarters, and be briefed on the various functions conducted there. He will also meet with the Joint Task Force Commander, and will tour Camp VI, the building in which detainees are actually held.

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pedro animala

Did he get his passport stamped?
Will he now boast of having visited a "free" Cuba?
Or did he go to learn new Hitlerian torture tactics?

Robert Jenkins

His "first" visit to GITMO? The way he talks; you'd figure he had a condo there. His "real" reason for this visit, is to find the route "his" parents escaped this Island Nation, under gun fire. WHAT? His parents didn't have to flee Castro's Army under the threat of death? I heard him several times say; "I" am the Son of Cuban Exiles; who had to flee, leaving everything they owned behind!!! Come on man; are you saying he lied about how his Parents actually came here? Valor Robado, should make one consider a vote for him. If a person would lie about heroic person's fighting thier way out of communism; what elae would this person lie about?

A Facebook User

They should send someone, who should know whats going on.

This man doe not know whats going on in this country. Just listen to what he speaks to.

R. Berthaut

Does anyone think Castro will take him back? Just wishful thinking...

Jose Menendez

This is absurd. What a waste of money. He's probably really searching for new smuggling routes.

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