Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Meet your new neighbors

"Some Chinese Muslim detainees long cleared for release from the prison camps at Guantánamo Bay could be released in the United States, Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday.

During an interview with reporters, Holder was asked whether members of a group of Uighurs at the U.S. military detention facility in Cuba could be released on American soil.

''I don't know. We're trying to come up with places for them,'' Holder said.

He added later: ``The possibility exists.''

The United States has cleared 17 of the Uighurs for release from Guantánamo, but insists it will not hand them over to China because the Uighurs fear they will be tortured."

How about placing all Guantanamo detainees released into the United States in group homes in the Congressional districts of those members of Congress and governors who urged the closure of Guantanamo? Maybe even right next door to their homes? Just a suggestion.


PeteinDC said...

The uighurs' enemy is the Chinese government of China. There is no proof linkin ghtem to a terrorist org, and they were picked up by bounty hunters for money.

PeteinDC said...

I meant to say communist government of China. But seriously, these folks are not terrorists. We can't just hold people indeifnitely with no charge -- that gives the government way too much power and is UnAmerican!

Barry Jay Warsch said...

I hear what you're saying - - but I'm tired of hearing the governor of Kansas deplore Guantanamo, demand it be closed, but then refuse to transfer the inmates to Leavenworth prison, the most suitable facillity, because it's in Kansas.