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Wed Nov 28, 2012, 11:03 PM

Government Report Supports Closing Guantánamo

Source: NYT

The prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, could be closed and the 166 detainees being held there could be absorbed safely by prisons in the United States, a government report says.

Many of the detainees are accused of plotting terrorist acts against the United States.

“This report demonstrates that if the political will exists, we could finally close Guantánamo without imperiling our national security,” said Senator Dianne Feinstein, the Senate Intelligence Committee chairwoman, who released the Government Accountability Office study on Wednesday.

The study shows that 373 prisoners convicted of terrorism are already held in 98 prisons across the country.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/29/us/government-report-supports-closing-guantanamo-prison.html

Report: http://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/files/serve/?File_id=396aa814-9eb8-4349-83e3-dcb9c795a45c

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BVictor1 Nov 2012 #1

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Thu Nov 29, 2012, 04:18 AM

1. Let's do it.


Try, try again.

Maybe this time the arms of the republicans and some democrats can be twisted to close this facility and not try to hype fear and nimbyism.

It's time to lean on the president and congress to do what needs to be done.

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