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Holder’s Guantanamo plan sparks outrage

March 30, 2009 by  

Holder's Guantanamo plan sparks outrage Attorney General Eric Holder’s suggestion that some Guantanamo Bay detainees may be released in the U.S. or tried in American courts has led one politician to call it "an outrage… confirming our worst fears."

Holder told reporters the administration would conduct a review of the dossiers of some 240 terrorism suspects still held at Guantanamo and make a case-by-case decision on whether they should be put on trial or released.

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

In response to that, president of American Values and former presidential candidate Gary L. Bauer expressed his dismay at the Obama administration’s proposed move and stressed that the primary obligation of the government is to keep the citizens safe.

"How can releasing enemy combatants, picked up on foreign battlefields, into American neighborhoods possibly safeguard our security?" he asked.

Shortly after taking office in January, President Obama signed an executive order to shut down the Guantanamo Bay prison within a year and to ban harsh interrogation techniques.

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