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04-03-2009, 07:39 PM
Chavez: Venezuela would take Guantanamo detainees

DOHA, Qatar (AP) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said his country would have "no problem" taking any of the remaining 240 Guantanamo detainees after they are released from the U.S. military prison.

But it is unlikely that the United States, which has strained relations with Chavez, would send any of the remaining Guantanamo detainees to Venezuela.

Chavez has frequently criticized the detention center in Cuba, but the socialist leader has also praised President Barack Obama's recent pledge to close the facility within a year.

In an interview with Arabic-language Al-Jazeera news network during this week's trip to the Persian Gulf country Qatar, Chavez urged Obama to free the remaining detainees and return the facility to Cuba.

When asked, Chavez said his government would have no objections to taking any of the remaining detainees.

"We would have no problem in receiving a human being," he told Al-Jazeera, which is based in Qatar, during the interview on Wednesday. The remarks were later released by Venezuela's Information Ministry.

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While part of me thinks that the Gitmo terrorists and the Chavez regime deserve each other, I know that if we were stupid enough to release them to Venezuela, they'd be back here within a few months on forged passports with plans for another 9/11. Of course, whether or not this administration will swallow this line and give them to Chavez is anyone's guess. It's simply impossible to predict how much damage Obama is willing to do in the name of his agenda.

04-03-2009, 08:18 PM
I have this in Stupid Liberal Tricks already Major. :D

04-03-2009, 08:31 PM
I have this in Stupid Liberal Tricks already Major. :D

I'm getting slow in my old age. :D

04-10-2009, 11:33 PM
i would have no problem whatsoever if they shipped them as cryovac primal cuts.they would stay nice and fresh that way.