Gates Says 'Challenge' in Closing Guantanamo

WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Robert Gates says the
question of how to close the Guantanamo Bay prison camp while also
protecting the safety of the American people is a "challenge we
will continue to face."
Gates says he believes there are ways of dealing with that
challenge - but that there's "a lot of work to do" in the
He spoke after President Barack Obama signed an executive order
to close the detention center within a year.
An estimated 245 men are still being held there, most of whom
have been detained for years without being charged with a crime.
The Pentagon recently reported that 61 former prisoners at
Guantanamo have returned to the fight against the U.S. and its

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  • by MAKES SENSE TO ME on Jan 23, 2009 at 08:48 AM
    JUST PUT THOSE PEOPLE IN THE CHAIR OR GIVE THEM LETHEL INJECTION. Why keep pondering over what to do with them? They have no problem committing crimes for their own sakes and coutries so just go on and do away with them by capital punishment.


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