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unhappycamper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 05:04 AM
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Sen. opposes moving Gitmo detainees to Kansas
Sen. opposes moving Gitmo detainees to Kansas
By John Milburn - The Associated Press
Posted : Thursday Dec 4, 2008 20:28:58 EST

FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. Sen. Sam Brownback said Thursday that any effort by the federal government to move detainees from Guantanamo Bay to a military prison in Kansas would be physically and legally impossible.

Brownback, R-Kan., raised the concerns about discussions to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay and transfer all or some of the nearly 250 detainees to the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth.

Such a move would violate federal law on housing soldiers near enemy prisoners of war, the Republican senator said at a news conference.

This is a big, tough issue. There are ways to handle it, just not here, Brownback said.

Brownback said he planned to file legislation soon to block moving the detainees some of whom have been held for several years to Fort Leavenworth. He said he does not support closing Guantanamo, especially without a facility specifically designed to handle the detainees for extended periods.


Rest of article at: http://www.armytimes.com/news/2008/12/ap_leavenworth_de...
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 05:05 AM
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1. They've suffered enough as it is.
Having to be represented by Brownback and Roberts would be unspeakably cruel.
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 05:05 AM
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2. Phooey.. If they were "Prisoners of War" they would have been
tried in a legal court system by now.

HE helped create this massive ugly fuck-up. He should have to deal with it.
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UnrepentantUnitarian Donating Member (887 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 06:42 AM
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3. I'm with Anna today...
if they're to be kept indefinitely, then they should be housed in his back yard...literally.

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