Spain offers to accept some Gitmo guys


Spain's foreign minister has said his country is prepared "in principle" to take in some inmates released from the Guantanamo Bay US military camp.

Miguel Angel Moratinos was speaking after a meeting with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Washington.

He said Spain would consider taking prisoners on a case by case basis and only under acceptable legal conditions.

About 250 people are still held in the camp, which President Barack Obama has ordered to be shut down within a year.

However questions remain over where the inmates will be sent once released.

Among them are several high risk prisoners, including the man believed to have mastermind the 9/11 attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, and other al-Qaeda or Taleban suspects.

Some are expected to face trial but there are concerns that of the 60 or so inmates cleared for release, some would need to be transferred to third countries as their home nations have poor human-rights records.


Perhaps they can take the Chinese guys. Taking any of the others is likely to be an invitation to terror.


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