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White House plans more transfers
from Guantanamo prison

Los Angeles Times, by Christi Parsons & Michael A. Memoli

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Posted By:MissMolly, 6/11/2014 5:16:59 AM

The White House is making plans to transfer more detainees from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay despite the mounting political furor over the exchange of five Taliban prisoners for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, officials said Tuesday. Caitlin Hayden, spokeswoman for the National Security Council, said the White House was "making progress on a number of additional promising opportunities" to transfer more prisoners and that officials were reviewing Yemeni detainees "on a case-by-case basis." "While we do not generally discuss transfers before they take place, we are fully committed to implementing the president´s

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: provide, 6/11/2014 7:07:40 AM     (No. 9881098)

If GITMO is going to have some room, send the new mob of Dreamers there. I hear life is good in Cuba and they speak the language.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: NYBruin, 6/11/2014 7:21:53 AM     (No. 9881120)

The War on Terror is over. Guess who won??

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Reply 3 - Posted by: provide, 6/11/2014 6:37:08 PM     (No. 9882122)

Thomson Prison in Illinois is scheduled to open soon. Any ideas who will be there?

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