Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Obama About Faces - No More Gitmo Detainees Released To Yemen

Ever since the Christmas bombing, the Obama Administration has been adamant about the fact that they would continue sending Gitmo detainees to Yemen, no matter what, dammit!

Apparently even Da Wizzard Of O thought about this a bit more, and decided it really maybe was a bad idea:

The U.S. will not transfer any detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to Yemen right now, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Tuesday.

Ninety detainees in Gitmo are from Yemen, which is combating a resurgent Al Qaeda. A delayed return could mean they will end up in a federal prison in Thomson, Illinois, Gibbs said.

"One of the very first things Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula used as a tool was Gitmo," Gibbs said. "We're not going to make transfers to a country like Yemen that they're not capable of handling (the detainees). While we remain committed to closing the detention facility, the determination has been made that right now any additional transfers to Yemen is not a good idea."

'Not a good idea'? I can't even imagine the agonized though processes that went into making that decision. Why, you'd almost think we were at war or something!

{sarcasm off/}

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