LONDON (AP) - Attorney General Eric Holder listened quietly to
tales of torture, execution and palace intrigue this morning as he
toured the Tower of London.
The tower, a historic torture site, is standard fare for
tourists, but one loaded with extra meaning for Holder as he
considers the disposition of detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
On the flight to London, Holder told The Associated Press the
United States is "relatively close" to making decisions on what
to do with an initial group of detainees.
London is the first of several stops where he will visit with
European leaders to discuss terrorism, drugs, and cyber-crime.
The Obama administration is trying to strengthen European ties
after years of alienation during the Bush administration.