Spain to Take Another Three Guantanamo Detainees, Time to Close Up Shop
Spain, which already agreed to accept two Guantanamo detainees, has agreed to take another three who have been cleared for release.
There are 192 detainees being held at Guantanamo Bay. Approximately 110 have been cleared for resettlement in a third country or for repatriation.
So that leaves 82 detainees not cleared for release: 5 of them are the 9/11 defendants and 5 have been designated for military tribunals. 72 of them are unlikely to be charged at all. We just don't like the idea of letting them go.
For 82 detainees, we are going to spend $237 million to retrofit Thomson or $100 million a year to continue to operate Guantanamo? [More...]
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