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Chambliss Statement on Spin Ghul


Location: Washington, DC

Today, U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., vice chairman of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, made the following statement regarding Spin Ghul:

"I am disappointed, but not surprised, that the administration has once again decided to forgo an extensive intelligence interrogation and instead bring an enemy combatant immediately into the federal court system. Spin Ghul is accused, among other things, of conspiracy to murder American military personnel in Afghanistan and conspiracy to bomb American diplomatic facilities in Nigeria. I don't know how military custody could be more applicable than in this case. It is also unacceptable that the first time the intelligence committee learned of Spin Ghul's extradition was in the press, when he has been in U.S. custody for six months. That does not meet my definition of keeping the intelligence committees fully and currently informed and is certainly less than we should expect from an administration that professes to be "the most transparent in history."

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