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The Obama administration wants to keep some 50 Guantanamo detainees locked up indefinitely because they are too dangerous to release and evidence against them is insufficient for a criminal trial, the Washington Post said Friday.
On the anniversary of President Barack Obama's executive order to close the "war on terror" prison within a year, the daily said a Justice Department-led task force had found that 50 detainees -- of 196 remaining -- should be held without trial under the laws of war.
The news came as the deadline US President Barack Obama had set himself for closing the prison camp passed.
The task force, led by the US justice department, recommended that while 35 people could be prosecuted, 110 could be released either now or at a later date, unnamed officials said.
The other nearly 50 detainees are considered too dangerous to release, but cannot be tried because the evidence against them is too flimsy or was extracted from them by coercion, so would not hold up in court.
Originally posted by Styki
Not exactly, what if the intel was good but it was enough to change his mind. It's not really a conspiracy but it's definitely an avenue worthy of consideration.
There is also the other side in which he could be trying to hide something.
Originally posted by mr-lizard
I thought you yanks were aginst the nazis?
Originally posted by SLAYER69
You haven't seen or heard of anybody at Gitmo shoved into an oven yet have you?
Originally posted by oozyism
Ya good differentiation, the heat of a bomb compared to the heat of an oven
"We were so hopeful last year," says Christine Gaunt, a grandmother and third generation farmer from Grinnell, Iowa, who was arrested at the Capitol. "But Obama has broken his promise to close Guantanamo. I am acting today because I am horrified and ashamed that this illegal prison continues to exist, and that those responsible for torture have not been held to account. I am using my body to demand that my government stop the insanity of torture and illegal detention."