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Gitmo prisoners to Georgia?

Eurasianet’s Molly Corso reports that Tblisi and Washington are in talks over Georgia accepting detainees from Guantanamo Bay: Georgian National Security Council Secretary Eka Tkeshelashvili stated that negotiations about a prisoner transfer are "ongoing." She would not specify the nature of the talks, or discuss any potential timetable for a transfer. President Mikheil Saakashvili has ...

Eurasianet’s Molly Corso reports that Tblisi and Washington are in talks over Georgia accepting detainees from Guantanamo Bay:

Georgian National Security Council Secretary Eka Tkeshelashvili stated that negotiations about a prisoner transfer are "ongoing." She would not specify the nature of the talks, or discuss any potential timetable for a transfer.

President Mikheil Saakashvili has made it clear that Georgia is ready to take Guantanamo prisoners. In a television interview with Fox News in late September, Saakashvili said that the country is "absolutely" willing to host Guantanamo detainees. "You know, whatever we can do to help America on its war on terror, we will do," he said.

Some of Saakashvili’s Washington luster has worn off recently and he doesn’t seem to have the same cordial relationship with Obama’s team that he did with Bush’s. Accepting detainees — along with a recent pledge to send Georgian troops to Afghanistan —  is a good way to remind the administration of his pro-Washington bona fides.

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