Saturday, December 20, 2008

Gates Prepares for Gitmo Close

Nice.

In an interview that aired late Wednesday on PBS television, Gates said, "I think we can provide alternatives to it."

"I would like to see it closed. And I think it will be a high priority for the new administration," he said on the Charlie Rose show.

But he said closing the prison will require passage of laws that would prevent dangerous detainees from being released in the United States.

"As an example, you probably want something in legislation that says if somebody is freed from Guantanamo, they don't have an automatic right to asylum in the United States," he said.

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