Report: Obama intends to transfer more Gitmo detainees before leaving office

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Free Republic

The Obama administration intends to transfer 17 or 18 of the remaining 59 Guantanamo Bay detainees before the president leaves office, the New York Times reported Monday night.

The prisoners will go to Italy, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

If the proposal goes through, Donald Trump would be left to deal with 10 men who were charged or convicted in military commissions, and 27 who were not charged but are deemed to dangerous to release.

It is not clear if Trump will refuse to transfer detainees once he takes office.

The president-elect has promised to keep Guantanamo operating and “load it up with some bad dudes. . .”

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com

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