Guantanamo Detainees May Be Released in U.S.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Quigley_Sharps, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member


    WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Eric Holder said some detainees being held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, may end up being released in the U.S. as the Obama administration works with foreign allies to resettle some of the prisoners.

    Mr. Holder, in a briefing with reporters, said administration officials are still reviewing individual cases of the approximately 250 detainees to determine which will be put on trial and which may be released to comply with plans to close the detention facility by next year.

    Six weeks into his tenure, Mr. Holder is still trying to assemble much of the Justice senior leadership, with several nominees awaiting Senate confirmation. He said he has reviewed the department's handling of white-collar criminal cases in response to the financial crisis and is considering ways to increase coordination on financial fraud among federal prosecutors and state officials. He said he is trying to increase the budget dedicated to white-collar crime, while maintaining funding for national security.

    European justice ministers met with Mr. Holder earlier this week and pressed for details on how many Guantanamo prisoners the U.S. planned to release domestically, as part of any agreement for allies to accept detainees. Mr. Holder said U.S. officials would work to respond to the questions European officials have over U.S. Guantanamo plans.

    For "people who can be released there are a variety of options that we have and among them is the possibility is that we would release them into this country," Mr. Holder said. "That process is ongoing and we've not made any determinations or made any requests of anybody at this point."

    Among the detainees whose fate remains undetermined are 17 ethnic Uighurs, from the Central Asian region of China, who have been ordered released by a judge. The U.S. has refused to turn the men over to China, which considers them part of an separatist group.

    Mr. Holder is planning to visit Mexico next month to meet with his counterparts and discuss efforts to fight the trafficking of guns from the U.S. into Mexico and the drug trade from Mexico into the U.S.

    "The Mexican government has been courageous in the way it has confronted the problems that now challenge it," Mr. Holder said, noting the violence that has resulted from battles against the drug cartels in Mexico.<!-- google_ad_section_end --><!-- / message --><!-- sig -->
  2. Clyde

    Clyde Jet Set Tourer Administrator Founding Member

    Do you think congress/obama will have their names and addresses printed in the paper just like the AIG execs that are getting ****ed because the government numb nuts are renegging on the law the passed last month that allowed them to get their "retention bonuses"? I mean, Right to Privacy only extends to the gitmo ****tards, not business people!

    What is pathetic is we now own 70-80% of AIG and if the government bureaucrats put salary and wage limits on the employees, all the employees who know what they have done will leave the company and then the be futher damaged by even more and more bailout.

    What they really don't want us to know is that AIG was acquired to be used as the scapegoat to fund all the European banking interests who were going to fail. As a result, AIG is just a front for the bankers to protects themselvs....Geitner & Paulson crafted this fiasco. And the WE THE PEOPLE are finally seeing through the fog.
  3. Conagher

    Conagher Dark Custom Rider Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    That's BS!!!!!

    They need to ship their asses back to the country from where they came, not dump them off in the streets of the US where they can hook up with some Al Queda cell buddies that are already here in the US.....and then create more havoc here on our own soil.
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