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Spain May Take Some Guantanamo Prisoners

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Posted on Feb 24, 2009
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So, President Obama has made it clear that he wants the Guantanamo Bay prison camp in Cuba closed in a year, but that leaves at least one huge question unanswered: Where will the prisoners go? Looks like Spain might be one option.

BBC:

Spain’s foreign minister has said his country is prepared “in principle” to take in some inmates released from the Guantanamo Bay US military camp.

Miguel Angel Moratinos was speaking after a meeting with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Washington.

He said Spain would consider taking prisoners on a case by case basis and only under acceptable legal conditions.

About 250 people are still held in the camp, which President Barack Obama has ordered to be shut down within a year.

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By Fadel Abdallah, February 25, 2009 at 8:16 pm Link to this comment

Cyrena,

Thank you for saying what I exactly wanted to say when I noticed this thread’s title and clicked on it!

Thought and feelings affinity across the distances works like magic in making stress and depression bearable!

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By cyrena, February 24, 2009 at 10:45 pm Link to this comment

I’m impressed with this action by Spain, particularly since they’ve been targeted by the terror that was created from the establishment of this torture camp at Guantanamo.

I’m convinced that neither Spain, London, or Mumbai would have been targeted if the Cheney Torture Admin had never been allowed to come to power. And I worry that because they are still so firmly entrenched within our apparatus, that they’ll do everything in their power to continue this fraud of a ‘war on terror’, which has really been a war OF terror on us and the rest of the world, but specifically the Middle East and Central Asia.

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