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Bush close to shutting down Guantanamo
The Telegraph ^ | Last Updated: 11:27pm BST 21/06/2007 | By Julian Kossoff and agencies

Posted on 06/21/2007 3:53:06 PM PDT by Eurotwit

The Bush administration is nearing a decision to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility and move terror suspects from there to military prisons on U.S. soil.

According to the Associated Press, President George W. Bush's top national security and legal advisers are expected to discuss the move at the White House on Friday and it appears a consensus is developing for the first time among Bush's inner circle.

They will consider a new proposal to shut the highly controversial prison, built at a US military enclave on the southern tip of Cuba, and transfer nearly 400 detainees to one or more U.S. Defense Department facilities, including the maximum security military prison at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas, where they could face trial, said the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were discussing internal deliberations.

Officials familiar with the agenda of Friday's meeting said Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff, National Intelligence Director Mike McConnell, Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Gen. Peter Pace and Vice President Dick Cheney are likely to attend.

It was not immediately clear whether the meeting will result in a final recommendation on Guantanamo to President Bush..


TOPICS: News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bush; bushcaves; bushthecaver; gitmo; govwatch; guantanamo; guantanamobay; pow; terrorism; wot
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1 posted on 06/21/2007 3:53:06 PM PDT by Eurotwit
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To: Eurotwit

so we spent how much to build all the facilities down there?


2 posted on 06/21/2007 3:53:53 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: ilgipper
If they do this, this will be the last nail in the coffin of the Repupblican Party

I can't @#$#@$((!@#( believe they're even considering this BAD BAD BAD BAD move!

3 posted on 06/21/2007 3:55:14 PM PDT by KenHorse
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To: Eurotwit

All that money wasted because liberals were offended by the orange roughy served to the murdering terrorists. Just a matter of time before some ACLU lawyer gets them released into our country or someone elses..


4 posted on 06/21/2007 3:55:59 PM PDT by cardinal4
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To: ilgipper
W is planning to give "Z" cards to the terrorists!

5 posted on 06/21/2007 3:56:09 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (you shall know that I, YHvH, your Savior, and your Redeemer, am the Elohim of Ya'aqob. Isaiah 60:16)
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To: Eurotwit
to military prisons on U.S. soil.

One of the uninhabited Islands in Northern Alaska?

6 posted on 06/21/2007 3:56:31 PM PDT by ASA Vet
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To: Eurotwit

I’m soooooo over this administration!!!!!!!!


7 posted on 06/21/2007 3:57:02 PM PDT by Millee (Tagline free since 10/20/06)
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To: Eurotwit

How about we just shoot the bastards there? Once they get on American soil, every Brett Girl attorney is going to start sueing the US to get these turban heads released on bail.

Meadow Muffin


8 posted on 06/21/2007 3:57:34 PM PDT by rwgal
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To: Eurotwit

It’s what the Democrats and the NWO want...Bush falls into line again.


9 posted on 06/21/2007 3:58:02 PM PDT by blam (Secure the border then, Introduce an Illegal Immigrant Deportation Bill)
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To: Eurotwit
...close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility and move terror suspects from there to military prisons immigration proccessing facilities...
10 posted on 06/21/2007 3:58:43 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: cardinal4
All that money wasted because liberals were offended by the orange roughy served to the murdering terrorists.

No, all that money will be wasted because the President might decide to close it down. There is no scapegoat. The decision is his.
11 posted on 06/21/2007 3:58:51 PM PDT by HaveHadEnough
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To: Eurotwit

Great, the moment these scumsuckers have full-time access to ACLU lawyers, Democrat publicists, MSM sympathy, and the intricacies of US civilian law, the WOT is well on the way to being lost. If we cannot handle the Guantanamo terrorists properly we cannot handle anything. The ‘Rats, RINOs, and UN-twits are winning.


12 posted on 06/21/2007 3:59:42 PM PDT by Enchante (Reid and Pelosi Defeatocrats: Surrender Now - Peace for Our Time!!)
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To: Eurotwit

Has this guy gone f-—ing nuts?


13 posted on 06/21/2007 4:00:36 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Eurotwit

DECISION NEAR TO CLOSE GUANTANAMO

Drudge.

This is the most stupid move the current administration could do.

The area is secure, free from insurgent attack.


14 posted on 06/21/2007 4:01:28 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (A big ox, a small ditch, a big load and a hot day--well, you can see the problem.)
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To: ASA Vet
One of the uninhabited Islands in Northern Alaska?

No. I'm afraid they will become "guest workers" picking cucumbers in Ohio.
15 posted on 06/21/2007 4:01:37 PM PDT by HaveHadEnough
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To: XeniaSt

16 posted on 06/21/2007 4:02:31 PM PDT by lowbridge ("The mainstream media IS the Democratic Party." - Rush Limbaugh)
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To: ASA Vet
Unbelievable.

Shaking my head at this.

17 posted on 06/21/2007 4:03:44 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (A big ox, a small ditch, a big load and a hot day--well, you can see the problem.)
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To: Eurotwit
''If it was up to me, I would close Guantánamo. Not tomorrow, but this afternoon. I'd close it,'' he said.

''And I would not let any of those people go,'' he said. ``I would simply move them to the United States and put them into our federal legal system. The concern was, well then they'll have access to lawyers, then they'll have access to writs of habeas corpus. So what? Let them. Isn't that what our system is all about?''

Colin Powell: Close Guantánamo Prison Camps

18 posted on 06/21/2007 4:04:08 PM PDT by lowbridge ("The mainstream media IS the Democratic Party." - Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Eurotwit

Juan Tanamo close to shutting down Bush.


19 posted on 06/21/2007 4:04:57 PM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: Eurotwit

Another chip cashed in by Bush to get the amnesty bill approved.


20 posted on 06/21/2007 4:05:00 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Eurotwit
Note To All Overseas Troops:

Take No One Alive From Now On.

Thanks In Advance.

21 posted on 06/21/2007 4:05:16 PM PDT by lowbridge ("The mainstream media IS the Democratic Party." - Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Jet Jaguar

This report was refuted and put to rest by one of the alphabet newscast today. Seems to be that Sec. Gates thinks it would be a good idea but he is not finding many in the admin. who are interested.


22 posted on 06/21/2007 4:05:26 PM PDT by berstbubble
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To: Eurotwit

Here’s a better idea - shut down the Bush administration instead.

I cannot believe I am writing this but WTF?! Bring the terrorists to Kansas so the Anti-Christian Lawyers Union can sue for their habeas corpus rights? Please tell me this is a joke.


23 posted on 06/21/2007 4:06:12 PM PDT by Argus
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To: Eurotwit

I’m pretty sure Gates wants to shut down Gitmo. I don’t see it staying open much longer.


24 posted on 06/21/2007 4:06:49 PM PDT by bnelson44 (http://www.appealforcourage.org)
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To: rwgal

“How about we just shoot the bastards there? Once they get on American soil, every Brett Girl attorney is going to start sueing the US to get these turban heads released on bail.

Meadow Muffin”

If we don’t have terrorist attacks to “force” us to free them, first!


25 posted on 06/21/2007 4:07:17 PM PDT by gidget7 (2Th 2:11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:)
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To: Eurotwit

POW CAMPS ARE LEGAL DAMNIT


26 posted on 06/21/2007 4:07:17 PM PDT by omega4179 (El 43.o presidente de los Estados Unidos De Norteamérica Jorge W Bush)
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To: berstbubble

FNC talking about it now. Gordon Johndroe said no decision will be made today.


27 posted on 06/21/2007 4:07:24 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (A big ox, a small ditch, a big load and a hot day--well, you can see the problem.)
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To: XeniaSt

HE is! no sarcasm needed!!!


28 posted on 06/21/2007 4:07:43 PM PDT by omega4179 (El 43.o presidente de los Estados Unidos De Norteamérica Jorge W Bush)
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To: Eurotwit

Coming soon to a 7-11 or Walmart near you...


29 posted on 06/21/2007 4:08:22 PM PDT by LurkedLongEnough
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To: blam

its been said for 20 years that Bushs are agents of the new world order,after the last 6 months I believe it.


30 posted on 06/21/2007 4:08:27 PM PDT by omega4179 (El 43.o presidente de los Estados Unidos De Norteamérica Jorge W Bush)
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To: Eurotwit
"nearing a decision" That does not sound like someone is going to close it. It sounds like its a yes or no decision. He can very easily say no.
31 posted on 06/21/2007 4:08:49 PM PDT by cdnerds (cdnerds.com)
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To: kabar

DING DING DING


32 posted on 06/21/2007 4:11:32 PM PDT by M203M4 (Vote Fruity Giuliani or the terrists will win! Abortion & gun control = price for freedumb!)
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To: Eurotwit

If he could, Jorge would run as a liberal dhimmicrat for president. Fortunately, he can’t. Enough said.


33 posted on 06/21/2007 4:12:03 PM PDT by indcons (Bush, Lott, Martinez, et al. - the LaRaza wing of the GOP)
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To: kabar

Good point - by the time Bush is done with this term, Teddy Kennedy will be on the SCOTUS.


34 posted on 06/21/2007 4:13:23 PM PDT by indcons (Bush, Lott, Martinez, et al. - the LaRaza wing of the GOP)
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To: Eurotwit

......don’t bet on it. I know some find it hard to believe but the AP has been wrong before.


35 posted on 06/21/2007 4:15:30 PM PDT by Chuck54 (Tagline: (optional, printed after your name on post):)
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To: lowbridge

That’s good stuff.


36 posted on 06/21/2007 4:16:14 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084 (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shouldn't be a federal agency...it should be a convenience store.)
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To: Eurotwit

A lot of the remaining prisoners should probably be sent back to the countries of which they are citizens. Surely we’ve already gotten any useful intelligence info out of them that we’re ever going to. And a lot of them are from countries like Saudi Arabia who will deal with them a whole lot more harshly (and quickly) than we ever will. Where the countries they belong to can be pretty well counted on to make them wish they were back at Guantanamo, or simply execute them quickly, they should be sent home.


37 posted on 06/21/2007 4:19:38 PM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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Moved to chat.


38 posted on 06/21/2007 4:20:06 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (A big ox, a small ditch, a big load and a hot day--well, you can see the problem.)
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To: bnelson44; All

39 posted on 06/21/2007 4:20:17 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084 (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shouldn't be a federal agency...it should be a convenience store.)
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To: Eurotwit
According to the Associated Press, President George W. Bush's top national security and legal advisers are expected to discuss the move at the White House on Friday and it appears a consensus is developing for the first time among Bush's inner circle.

The title doesn't even come close to the facts in the article.

40 posted on 06/21/2007 4:20:56 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: Eurotwit
It was not immediately clear whether the meeting will result in a final recommendation on Guantanamo to President Bush.
41 posted on 06/21/2007 4:23:08 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: rwgal
every Brett Girl attorney is going to start sueing the US to get these turban heads

The Iraqis had one thing right. Killing the lawyers defending Saddam.

42 posted on 06/21/2007 4:24:22 PM PDT by Malsua
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To: Eurotwit

We are going to lose the war.


43 posted on 06/21/2007 4:25:05 PM PDT by nonliberal (Graduate: Curtis E. LeMay School of International Relations)
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To: nonliberal

This is going to be a long war.

I am afraid we are still just in the opening skirmishes...

And, we are NOT going to lose.

Never.


44 posted on 06/21/2007 4:27:54 PM PDT by Eurotwit (WI - CSC)
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To: Eurotwit

He’s saying Clinton was right; these are crimes, but not acts of war against the US. There it’s not a “War on Terror”, it’s a “police action”.

Bush is as awful as his daddy.

What the h*ll happened to this guy?


45 posted on 06/21/2007 4:28:02 PM PDT by Finalapproach29er (Dems will impeach Bush in 2008; mark my words.)
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To: Eurotwit

They have no protection under any laws, national or international.


46 posted on 06/21/2007 4:28:19 PM PDT by wastedyears (Check my profile for links to anti-illegal immigration T-shirts.)
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nice idea -- if you want judges to run the war.

domestic jihad bump

47 posted on 06/21/2007 4:30:02 PM PDT by Dajjal
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To: berstbubble

Let’s hope the idea is stopped dead in its track...


48 posted on 06/21/2007 4:30:18 PM PDT by Eurotwit (WI - CSC)
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To: Eurotwit

It’s a sad day in American when we cave in to political correctness. The terrorists are laughing their asses off right now.


49 posted on 06/21/2007 4:31:25 PM PDT by Buffettfan (VIVA LA MIGRA! - LONG LIVE THE MINUTEMEN!)
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To: Eurotwit

The ‘rats are correct, W is mentally challenged.


50 posted on 06/21/2007 4:31:55 PM PDT by Paladin2 (Islam is the religion of violins, NOT peas.)
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