U.S. Could Absorb Guantanamo Prisoners

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.”