Thursday, May 7, 2009
Setting our mind at ease
Attorney General Eric Holder tried to reassure worried lawmakers Thursday that no Guantanamo Bay detainees thought to be terrorists will be released into the United States.
"With regard to those who you would describe as terrorists, we would not bring them into this country and release them, anyone we would consider to be a terrorist," Holder said.
No word on whether "Overseas Contingency Operators" would qualify for release in American cities.
The Attorney General indicated that "many countries are eagerly lining up for their chance to adopt a detainee." Lawmakers were greatly relieved to hear that detainees at Gitmo would only be released in other countries, where our impenetrable border security would keep them out.