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March 18, 2009

Brave Attorney General Holder Willing To Release Gitmo Detainees In US

I'm guessing they won't be released in his neighborhood but that's a you problem.

Holder told reporters at the Justice Department that the administration's review, made on a case-by-case basis, would determine whether the prisoners need to be put on trial or whether they can be released.

"For those who are in that second category, who can be released, there are a variety of options that we have. Among them is the possibility that we could release them into this country," he said.

Holder said it was possible the 17 Chinese Muslims who have been held for years at Guantanamo, and two or three others prisoners, could be freed in the United States.

...Holder met earlier this week with European Union leaders, and urged them to take some of the Guantanamo prisoners. They questioned why they should take some of the detainees if the United States does not make similar efforts to take some.

The Chinese Uighurs have been determined not to be a threat to US interests but that doesn't mean they are choir boys or that they might not be a little pissed at the US after their time at Club Gitmo. But hey, they have rights so shut up.

As for the "two or three others", who knows who they are. But hey, what's the worst that could happen?


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