Saturday, January 13, 2007


Murtha will press for closure of Guantanamo, Abu Ghraib

`The House lawmaker in charge of defense spending said Friday that he intends to force the closure of the Guantánamo Bay military prison and curb U.S. engagement in Iraq, and that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi “absolutely” supports his efforts. [..]

He said the best way to control what course the war takes is for Congress to attach conditions to war-spending bills, because Bush is unlikely to veto a bill that provides money to keep fighting.

The Guant´┐Żnamo military prison, where prisoners have been held without charges and abused, need to be closed to restore U.S. credibility, Murtha said.’

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