Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer said Thursday on “Special Report with Bret Baier” that President Obama’s plan to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba under claims that the prison facility has been used as a recruiting tool for extremists has “been rubbish from the beginning.”

“It never had anything really to do with the threat national security that the administration pretends is the reason to close Guantanamo, as a recruiting tool,” said Krauthammer. “It's been rubbish from the beginning.” 

Krauthammer said that Obama’s claim is all about his “self-regard for a promise that he made in 08” and the president’s vision of America “ as having been stained by the Bush administration.”

“And the fact that he is willingly, and his compatriots in the administration are collaborating in this, willingly putting America at risk, we know these are the worst of the worst, in order to satisfy that kind of, I would say narcissistic aim, is really disgraceful.”