UPDATE: May 21
President Barack Obama said on Thursday some terrorism suspects held at Guantanamo would be sent to U.S. prisons despite strong congressional opposition, as he defended his plan to close the internationally condemned detention center. Read More
The Obama administration is pressing ahead with its plan to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center, deciding to put a “high value” detainee on trial in New York City despite resistance from some in Congress.
Attorney General Eric Holder announced early Thursday that Ahmed Ghailani will be sent to New York City for trial, which would make him the first Guantanamo detainee brought to the U.S. and the first to face trial in a civilian criminal court.
Ghailani was indicted by a federal grand jury in New York for the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Africa attacks that killed 224 people, including 12 Americans. It was not immediately clear when the transfer would occur.
Obama could care less about what the American people says or by what congress says! Power! Power! Power is all he cares about!
(1) Dueling banjos in Washington; Updated By Michelle Malkin