American Elephants


Reality Strikes! No Detainees to Yemen Just Now. by The Elephant's Child
January 5, 2010, 3:24 pm
Filed under: Foreign Policy, Middle East, National Security, Terrorism | Tags: , ,

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs has told reporters that the administration “will not” send Guantanamo detainees to Yemen for the time being.

“We’re not going to make transfers to a country like Yemen that they’re not capable of handling” detainees, Gibbs told reporters.  “The determination has been made that right now any additional transfers to Yemen is not a good idea.

Gibbs otherwise continued with the message, saying that al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula used Guantanamo “as a tool” and that the administration remains “committed to closing the detention facility.”

Hopefully the Guantanamo-to-Yemen express will be closed down a little longer than the embassy was.


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