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Closing Gitmo?

Annie

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Should be one less thing to argue about.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070621/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/us_guantanamo_1

Decision near to close Guantanamo

By MATTHEW LEE, Associated Press Writer 18 minutes ago

The Bush administration is nearing a decision to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility and move the terror suspects there to military prisons elsewhere, The Associated Press has learned.

President Bush's national security and legal advisers are expected to discuss the move at the White House on Friday and, for the first time, it appears a consensus is developing, senior administration officials said Thursday...
 

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I can't say that this is a bad thing.

As long as they can't post bail.
 

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and from the 'Can't please everyone corner':

http://www.miamiherald.com/509/story/145227.html

Rights groups criticize Guantánamo releases
As the detainee population at Guantánamo shrinks, activists say much worse fates await some prisoners upon release.
BY CAROL ROSENBERG
crosenberg@MiamiHerald.com

Six long-held captives at Guantánamo were sent home, two to Tunisia and four to Yemen, the Pentagon said Tuesday, swiftly drawing denunciations from human rights groups.

The Center for Constitutional Rights in New York identified one of the Tunisians as detainee Abdullah bin Omar, 51, and said his return ``put him at grave risk for torture and abuse.''

The law center, which has sued the Bush administration on behalf of Guantánamo detainees, said that before bin Omar's capture by U.S. forces he had been living with his wife and eight children in Pakistan, where he unsuccessfully sought political asylum.

It asserted that he had been convicted in absentia in the early 1990s of association with a ''moderate, nonviolent Islamist political party, Ennahdha'' -- and sentenced to 23 years in prison.

''What has happened to American justice? How are we any safer by sending cleared men back to notorious regimes in the dead of night?'' said bin Omar's attorney, Zachary Katznelson.

The Pentagon said it has 80 more detainees held as ''enemy combatants'' to send away from Cuba, ``subject to ongoing discussions between the United States and other nations.''

Human Rights Watch also raised concerns...
 

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Well of course not. These people bitch to bitch.
 

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