Friday, March 27, 2009

Wire: Guantanamo Detainees May be Released in US

Off the Wire

Off the Wire:

WASHINGTON, March 27, 2009 -- President Barack Obama's intelligence chief confirmed yesterday that some Guantanamo inmates may be released on U.S. soil and receive financial assistance to return to society, newswires reported today.
"If we are to release them in the United States, we need some sort of assistance for them to start a new life," said National Intelligence Director Dennis Blair at his first press conference.

"You can't just put them on the street," he added. "All that is work in progress."
Earlier newswire articles reported that Attorney General Eric Holder said on March 19 that some detainees being held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, may end up being released in the U.S.

Obama has vowed to close the detention facility by next January and has ordered individual reviews for cases against each of the over 240 remaining prisoners.

This is a developing story.

(Report from a commercial media source.)

Source: Terror inmates may be released in US: intel chief

Related: Wire: Obama May Release Guantanamo Detainees in US

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