DRESDEN, Germany (AP) - President Barack Obama says hasn't asked
Germany to take specific detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and
that Chancellor Angela Merkel hasn't agreed to any "hard
Obama said Friday that he is working with U.S. allies in the
European Union to develop a plan to close the facility, where
suspected terrorists are being held. Obama says he wants to close
the facility by January of next year, although he faces questions
about what to do with the detainees.
Obama says he and Merkel discussed the facility during the U.S.
president's trip to Germany. Obama says he hasn't asked Merkel for
"hard commitments" on detainees, nor has she offered them.
Washington has asked Germany to take a dozen prisoners, although
German officials have said most should be resettled in the United