Guantanamo Detainees to US

Apr 24, 2009 3:00pm

Hill sources tell me that Congressional leaders were told today that Guantanamo detainees from China – the Uighurs – are likely to soon be released into the United States, most likely to the Virginia suburbs.  These notifications follow this front page story today in the Los Angeles Times. It is already clear that Republicans are prepared to pounce on this decision. Without referencing today’s notifications, Republican Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., released a statement this afternoon arguing that the release of the Guantanamo detainees will not make America safer. No word yet from Hill Democrats. Pentagon sources tell ABC’s Luis Martinez that the decision is "a toe in the water, not a done deal."

–George Stephanopoulos

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