U.S. Could Absorb Gitmo Prisoners

    GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA - MARCH 30:  (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been reviewed by the U.S. Military prior to transmission.) U.S. military guards watch detainees in a cell block at Camp 6 in the Guantanamo Bay detention center on March 30, 2010 in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. U.S. President Barack Obama pledged to close the prison by early 2010 but has struggled to transfer, try or release the remaining detainees from the facility, located on the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

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    Could President Obama be moving toward closing Guantánamo Bay after all? A new government report shows that the 166 prisoners currently held in the prison could be absorbed by facilities inside the United States. There are already 373 convicted terrorists currently being held in the U.S. “As far as I know, there hasn’t been a single security problem reported in any of these cases,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who commissioned the study, said. “This fact outweighs not only the high cost of maintaining Guantánamo—which costs more than $114 million a year—but also provides the same degree of security without the criticism of operating a military prison in an isolated location.”

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