Friday, January 23, 2009

Karzai Praises Obama Gitmo Order

Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai has welcomed President Barack Obama's executive order to close the detention center at US Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

"This decision by the United States is a major step toward bringing more international support to the struggle against terrorism, and enlisting all nations in this war," President Hamid Karzai in a statement
Most of the 250 or so prisoners held at Gitmo were taken in Afghanistan.

One of the plans being considered could send some of the detainees to their home countries for trial. Mr. Karzai sees the opportunity to try suspects as adding further legitimacy to the young Afghan government. (AP)

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