Is Gitmo better than Georgia?
Foreign Policy's The Cable blog has a few more details about the Guantánamo Bay detainees now in Georgia. Most intriguing to me:
The process of organizing their emigration started last fall, when Amb. Dan Fried, the special envoy tasked with resettling Guantánamo prisoners, visited Georgia. He asked Georgian officials to consider taking Guantánamo prisoners and set up a visit for the Georgians to visit the facility in Cuba, which they did in December.
The Georgians met with several detainees at the base, reviewed their medical and psychological records, and spoke with them about what their life in Georgia would be like. In the end, there were several offers extended to prisoners who had been cleared for release, and three accepted.
So, if I read this correctly, some detainees (what exactly is "several" minus three?) were offered the chance to move to Georgia and declined. They thought Gitmo was better?
Joshua Kucera is the Turkey/Caucasus editor at Eurasianet, and author of The Bug Pit.
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