how to close Guantanamo? release the prisoners

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The real issue raised by a recent Government Accountability Office report on transfer of Guantanamo detainees to federal prisons is not whether there is enough space in those facilities or whether they can hold prisoners more cheaply.


"Clearly there are facilities in the US that can house 66 or 166 individuals. The bigger issue here that nobody wants to touch is the extent to which the majority of people who remain at Guantanamo are in fact not terrorists -- Brent Mickum 

Attorneys working with the prisoners argue that the report does not touch on whether moving detainees would help the transparency or human rights issues that have plagued the facility since it was first built:

GAO Report on Guantanamo Doesn't Touch Indefinite Detention

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