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Reid: Keep Gitmo Detainees Out of the U.S.

4:19 PM, May 19, 2009 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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Earlier today Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said at a news conference that he doesn't want any Gitmo detainees held in prisons in the United States. CQ has the transcript:

QUESTION: (inaudible)

REID: Change course on what?

QUESTION: On funding the closing of Guantanamo Bay.

REID: Well, the decision to close Guantanamo was a right one.

I agree with President Bush. I agree with John McCain. I agree with Barack Obama. Guantanamo makes us less save.

However, this is neither the time nor the bill to deal with this. Democrats under no circumstances will move forward without a comprehensive, responsible plan from the president.

We will never allow terrorists to be released into the United States. [...]

QUESTION: But Senator, Senator, it's not that you're not being clear when you say you don't want them released. But could you say -- would you be all right with them being transferred to an American prison?

REID: Not in the United States.

File this story under Things Nevadans Don't Like: nuclear waste, Gitmo detainees, and Harry Reid.