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May 20, 2009

Democratic Controlled Senate Votes 90-6 Against Bringing Gitmo Detainees To US

I blame the Republicans.

In a major rebuke to President Barack Obama, the Senate voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to block the transfer of Guantanamo detainees to the United States and denied the administration the millions it sought to close the prison.

...Obama is scheduled to give a major address Thursday outlining in more detail his plans for Guantanamo, but it's already clear that Congress has little appetite for bringing detainees to U.S. soil, even if the inmates would be held in maximum-security prisons.

Meanwhile the AP still has a story (now up on Drudge) saying no one is talking about releasing terrorists on the streets of the US, even thought that's not true.

It seems someone should tell that to FBI Director Robert Mueller.

He told a House hearing today that they could radicalize others, even if held in U.S. high-security prisons. And he said if any detainees with terror training are ultimately ordered released, then it would present a challenge to the FBI to keep close tabs on them, either with physical surveillance or wiretaps.

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