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    This AP story is being reported on Capitol Hill Blue this AM, apparent George is reconsidering his position on Guantanamo, there seems to be some internal pressure from his staff and Laura.. either way this might prove to be a good thing in the eyes of the world. This must be an extremely expensive way to detain people, having to bring in food and all the necessities to this island..

    http://www.capitolhillblue.com/cont/node/2755/print

    The Bush administration is nearing a decision to close the Guantanamo Bay detainee facility and move its terror suspects to military prisons elsewhere, The Associated Press has learned.

    Senior administration officials said Thursday a consensus is building for a proposal to shut the center and transfer detainees to one or more Defense Department facilities, including the maximum-security military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., where they could face trial.

    President Bush's national security and legal advisers had been scheduled to discuss the move at a meeting Friday, the officials said, but after news of it broke, the White House said the meeting would not take place that day and no decision on Guantanamo Bay's status is imminent.

    "It's no longer on the schedule for tomorrow," said Gordon Johndroe, a spokesman for the National Security Council. "Senior officials have met on the issue in the past, and I expect they will meet on the issue in the future."

    Three senior administration officials spoke about the discussions on condition of anonymity because they were internal deliberations

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