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For the 86 prisoners, it's a plight almost Kafkaesque in its cruel absurdity: though the United States believes they should be released from their concrete cells at Guantanamo Bay, they have stayed in prison, often for years, not because of any crime they committed or immediate threat they pose, but because of diplomatic and political hurdles out of their control.
For the Obama administration, it's a maze with no obvious exits: it doesn't want to keep these prisoners locked up in Gitmo, which is politically and diplomatically costly, not to mention antithetical to Obama's stated desire to close the prison, but Congress has forbidden the prisoners from being transferred to U.S. soil. Though the administration had searched for foreign countries to which the detainees could be released, it appears to have since given up, having closed the office responsible for finding those countries.
Though the administration had searched for foreign countries to which the detainees could be released, it appears to have since given up, having closed the office responsible for finding those countries
Who said he was hanging out with terrorists?
2. (U//FOUO) Health: Detainee is in good health. 3. (U) JTF-GTMO Assessment: a. (S) Recommendation: JTF-GTMO recommends this detainee for Continued Detention Under DoD Control (CD). JTF-GTMO previously recommended detainee for Continued Detention Under DoD Control (CD) on 13 July 2007. b. (S//NF) Executive Summary: Detainee is assessed to be a member of al-Qaida who swore bayat (oath of allegiance) to Usama Bin Laden (UBL). Detainee is a veteran jihadist who participated in hostilities against US and Coalition forces in Afghanistan. Detainee served in a leadership combat position on the front lines and was also an instructor at the alQaida al-Faruq Training Camp, where he provided instruction in physical fitness, weapons, and explosives. Detainee is assessed to have received basic and advanced training, including explosives, at al-Qaida camps in Afghanistan. Detainee possessed phone numbers linked to al-Qaida facilitators, including a phone number recovered during the capture of senior alQaida operations planner Khalid Shaykh Muhammad, aka (KSM), aka (Mukhtar), ISN CLASSIFIED BY: MULTIPLE SOURCES REASON: E.O. 12958, AS AMENDED, SECTION 1.4(C) DECLASSIFY ON: 20330327
originally posted by: rockintitz
a reply to: Metallicus
Detaining someone indefinitely without due process is terroristic.