Monday, October 06, 2008

Uighur Detainees May Be Released to U.S

A federal judge is considering whether to order a group of detainees held at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay released into the United States, in what would instantly become a landmark legal decision in the years-long battle over the rights of terrorism suspects there.
The men, a small band of Chinese Muslims who have been held for nearly seven years, are no longer considered enemy combatants by the U.S. government, but they are caught in a well-documented diplomatic bind. Unlike other captives, they cannot be sent to their home country because Beijing considers them terrorists, and they might be tortured. The government released five of the detainees, known as Uighurs
(pronounced "WEE-gurz"), to Albania in 2006, but no other country wants to risk
offending China by accepting the others.

Brilliant, simply brilliant! What America needs now more than any other time in our history is more damned foreigners who are trained to kill and hate us. By all means release them from Gitmo into Washington DC and explain to us turnips how this is a good idea.

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