Archive for Sunday, March 18, 2007

Gitmo housing proposal draws opposition

March 18, 2007


— Some U.S. House Democrats who want to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center are floating an idea to move captives to American military brigs on U.S. soil.

Republicans are opposing the idea, with one Florida congressman issuing a press release, "America's Most Wanted Terrorists Not Welcome in the Sunshine State."

Rep. James Moran, D-Va., a member of the House defense subcommittee, said in a recent interview on Fox News Channel, "I'm simply offering some options. If you close (the Guantanamo detention center), we do have military brigs that are secure."

At issue is where the Bush administration would relocate some 395 or so men and teens held captive at Guantanamo, should Democrats in the House Appropriations Committee successfully strip funding for the prison camps from future spending bills.


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