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Hoyer: W.H. Rethinking Plans for Detainees

Gitmo detainees in Gitmo?

6:14 PM, Feb 2, 2010 • By DANIEL HALPER
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News from Steny Hoyer, via Politico:

The second-ranking House Democrat signaled Tuesday that the White House is reconsidering a plan to move Guantanamo detainees to a prison in northwest Illinois. 

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said he agrees that the Obama administration should reassess the plan to move terrorist suspects from the Cuba military base to Thomson Correctional Facility in the state’s northwest corner. 

“I think the administration realizes that this is a difficult issue,” Hoyer said, speaking at his weekly meeting with Capitol Hill reporters. “And I think that they are assessing where they are and where they think we ought to be, and I think that’s appropriate and I look forward to discussing it with them.”

Hmm: what if the Gitmo the detainees are left in...Gitmo? Might that be the best solution?

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