WASHINGTON (CNN) - Four Chinese nationals of Uighur ethnicity held at the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, detention facility have been resettled in Bermuda, the Justice Department announced Thursday.
They were among 17 Uighur detainees at the facility set up to hold terror suspects.
The fact of the matter is that these men, rightly or wrongly, remain prisoners against their will. Moving them to Bermuda from Guantanamo is still a form of imprisonment. This form of action may 'technically' fulfill the President's pledge to close Guantanamo, but it does not address the underlying issue of what to do with the men currently held in Guantanamo. They should not be moved around like pieces on a chess board simply for political expediency. Where is the legal process, Mr. Obama? Also, someone needs to remind the justice department that the last time the world heard the word 'resettled' used by a government, it was 1930s Germany. Poor choice of words....