Patterico's Pontifications

7/25/2009

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?

Filed under: Obama,Terrorism,War — DRJ @ 1:24 pm



[Guest post by DRJ]

The Pentagon’s chief lawyer won’t rule out that some Guantanamo detainees will be brought to the United States for prosecution or long-term incarceration:

“Defense Department general counsel Jeh Charles Johnson told the House Armed Services Committee that some suspected terrorists might be transferred to the U.S. for prosecution and others sent to a facility inside the U.S. for long-term incarceration.

Administration officials had raised those possible moves before, but Congress in June passed a law that would allow Guantanamo detainees to be transferred to the U.S. for prosecution only after lawmakers have had two months to read a White House report on how it plans to shut down the Guantanamo detention facility and disperse the inmates. The law is silent on whether Guantanamo detainees can be held inside the U.S. if they do not have a trial pending.”

Johnson stated no detainees would be released in the U.S. He also said the Obama Administration had not decided what to do with newly captured detainees.

— DRJ

5 Responses to “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?”

  1. The No Adults Allowed Administration.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  2. we should send them all to live with Seattle Slew and its National Socialist buddies.

    JD (55b145)

  3. They’ll probably wind up in more beach condos next to the Urghurs in Bermuda – and all courtesy of the US taxpayer. Man, are these guys smart, or what?

    Dmac (e6d1c2)

  4. take them out to the hundred fathom line and drop them off.

    then leave everything to allah.

    redc1c4 (fb8750)

  5. It’s the foot in the door approach…once they are here, the DOJ will say, gosh, sorry, but they are innocent! And if we release them in the US and give them welfare and send them to Princeton, they will forsake jihad.

    Hey, it could work.

    Patricia (48ec63)


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