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CIA: If Caught, bin Laden Would Be Sent to Gitmo

The Associated Press reports on February 16, 2011, in an article entitled "CIA: If Caught, bin Laden Would be Sent to Gitmo," that Leon Panetta told Senators Wednesday if the U.S. captures top al-Qaida leaders Osama Bin Laden or Ayman al-Zawahiri, they would likely be sent to the Guantanamo Bay military prison.

The implication is that, given the choice, President Barack Obama would not try the men in the U.S. court system, opting instead for the Bush administration's policy that the president has long criticized.

AP reports, "White House press secretary Jay Carney said the president remains committed to closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay. Carney would not speculate on what would happen if bin Laden was captured."

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