Sunday, July 26, 2009

Skelton Calls GITMO Progress "Disturbing"


Congressman Ike Skelton is expressing concern that President Obama's task force is behind coming up with the details on how to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center within a year.

"With little more than five months to go, the lack of details on how Guantanamo should be closed, where detainees will be transferred, what precautions will be taken to protect communities, the costs associated with a closure decision and a range of related considerations is, frankly, disturbing," said Skelton, according to Voice of America. "A detailed plan should be proposed as soon as possible," he said.

President Obama gave the task force another months -- but also said he still intends to close GITMO as planned.

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