Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Gitmo Detainees Can Go to Europe If They Aren't a Threat

The European Union:
European Union leaders said Monday they are willing to take prisoners being released from the U.S. detention camp at Guantanamo Bay — but only after detailed screening to ensure they don't import a terrorist.

Foreign ministers from the 27-nation bloc discussed the fate of up to 60 Guantanamo inmates who, if freed, cannot be returned to their homelands because they would face abuse, imprisonment or death. The prisoners come from Azerbaijan, Algeria, Afghanistan, Chad, China, Saudi Arabia and Yemen.

French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner, whose nation played a lead role in Monday's discussions on Guantanamo, said the European Commission will draft a formal plan in coming weeks defining a common course for EU members to pursue with the new U.S. administration of President Barack Obama. In his first week in office, Obama ordered Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba to be closed within a year.
This is what cracks me up.

Obama doesn't want Gitmo anymore. Fine, it is his choice as President. He wants to ship detainees to Europe, but Europe doesn't want terrorists.

Well color me shocked!

So what will be done with the terrorists at Gitmo?

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