US Confirms Possible Release Of Taliban From Gitmo

By: AP
By: AP

WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. intelligence officials are acknowledging that the United States may release several Afghan Taliban prisoners from the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as an incentive to bring the Taliban to peace talks.

Meanwhile, Afghan officials tell The Associated Press that a plan to give Afghanistan a form of legal custody over the men if they are released satisfied their earlier objection to sending the prisoners to a third country.

Director of National Intelligence Jim Clapper told Congress on Tuesday that no decision had been made on what to do with five Taliban prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay. But he and CIA Director David Petraeus offered the most public details to date about how the men might be transferred. Their most likely destination is the Persian Gulf nation of Qatar.


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  • by meg Location: colorado springs on Feb 1, 2012 at 07:55 AM
    REALLY?? do they really think the taliban will engage in peace talks?
  • by Anonymous on Jan 31, 2012 at 03:56 PM
    Gotta make room for American citizens.
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      by Lorelei on Feb 3, 2012 at 10:24 AM in reply to
      lol!!! Detra has a new home to go to!along with pedophiles, rapists and child murderers!
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