New kindler, gentler.....WEAKER, White House declares Guantanamo detainees are no longer "enemy combatants".......they're "extended stay visitors"
The legal structure for holding the Guantanamo prisoners will now be based on laws passed by Congress and, by extension, international law including the Geneva conventions, the Justice Department said.
In addition, it said only those who provided "substantial" support to al Qaeda, the Taliban or similar groups -- or who were "part" of those groups -- would be considered candidates for detention.
It cited Obama's project to review the entire detention policy, as part of a plan to close the Guantanamo prison, and said further refinements of the standards were possible.The Obama administration has said some of the Guantanamo detainees, now numbering about 240, will be freed....
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Elsewhere in the western hemisphere, Russia considers using bases in Venezuela and Cuba for its strategic bombers on the doorstep of the United States.
The Obama administration issued the following statement while cowering beneath the Oval Office desk......I told you "....change we can believe in. .."