Obama to Release Taliban from Gitmo

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  1. carpro

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    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jan/03/taliban-leaders-guantanamo-bay-deal

    Taliban leaders held at Guantánamo Bay to be released in peace talks deal

    US agrees in principle to releasing top officials from Afghanistan insurgent group in exchange for starting process of negotiations

    The US has agreed in principle to release high-ranking Taliban officials from Guantánamo Bay in return for the Afghan insurgents' agreement to open a political office for peace negotiations in Qatar, the Guardian has learned.

    According to sources familiar with the talks in the US and in Afghanistan, the handful of Taliban figures will include Mullah Khair Khowa, a former interior minister, and Noorullah Noori, a former governor in northern Afghanistan.

    More controversially, the Taliban are demanding the release of the former army commander Mullah Fazl Akhund. Washington is reported to be considering formally handing him over to the custody of another country, possibly Qatar.
     
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    Maybe getting it ready for all those citizens he now has the power to detain :-(
     
  3. targus

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    Or hoping that they will vote Democrat?
     

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