5.20.2009

Pentagon Official: US Must Take Gitmo Prisoners

Duh. What was that that Colin Powell Pottery Barn rule he emphasized way back when he was still Sec. of State about Iraq? "We break it, we own it?" We created this Guantánamo mess, so we own it.

From HuffPo:

WASHINGTON — In an escalation of arguments over closing a prison facility at Guantanamo Bay, a top Pentagon official says members of Congress must rethink their opposition to accepting these detainees into the United States.

Michele Flournoy is President Barack Obama's new Pentagon policy chief. She says members of Congress need to remember that closing the stigmatized prison in Cuba will mean hard choices for everyone. She spoke after Senate Democrats said they won't pay for closure until the administration delivers a satisfactory plan for what to do with the detainees.

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