Australia could take Gitmo prisoners for resettlement

Looks like governments around the world are lining up to take those hot potato Guantanamo Bay prisoners.    I guess they are assuming these guys just need some tender care, love and understanding and they will become model citizens.  From The Australian:

KEVIN Rudd has left open the possibility of Australia taking former inmates from the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay.

But he warned that any US request for an inmate to come would be subject to legal criteria and assessed on a case-by-case basis, The Australian reports.

Then this part was surprising to me, but I don’t know much about Australian politics, the Greens are protesting against the plan already.  I thought the lefties pretty much stuck together.  Here in the US the major environmental groups hang tight with those promoting open borders.   Maybe this isn’t so in Australia.

As the Greens warned the Prime Minister he faced a political backlash if he accepted detainees held in the US military jail at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, a spokesman for Mr Rudd confirmed US authorities had approached Australia and other countries about resettling the detainees.

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