Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Hutchison to Obama: Don't Close GITMO

Although Kay Bailey Hutchison opted not to draft an anti-closing letter that Rep. Lamar Smith (R-San Antonio) wrote (the only other GOP Texan in DC not to sign it was Ron Paul), she still is urging President Obama not to close Guantanamo Bay.

From the Dallas Morning News:

"While sending detainees to the United States is clearly an unsupported choice, and an option fraught with risk, the alternative of sending Guantanamo Bay detainees to prisons in foreign countries or releasing them to their home country is equally a risky option posing potential harm for our country," she writes.

"...We should not abandon the security of Guantanamo Bay for the alternative of foreign transfers that could pose harm to our allies."

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