Courtesy of the indispensable Jon Ralston, some nuance on the ultimate fate of the Guantanamo detainees today from Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), on the eve of his major fund raiser with the president. Reid taped a segment of Ralston's program, Face to Face:
Reid, who has been criticized for his contradictory positions on Guantanamo Bay, said some prisoners will be put in maximum security prisons on U.S. soil, emphasizing the safety of those facilities:
"A maximum security prison in the United States, there has never been a single escape."
JR: "You think eventually the plan is going to be to put them in maximum security prisons here in this country, correct?"
"I think some. Keep in mind, Jon, there's so many different issues. There's no question that a number of these people who are there are not guilty of anything. The Uighurs, these are a group of Muslim Chinese who are guilty of nothing. They were arrested, put in there. They are there. They are doing nothing. We're going to have to find someplace to put them. We can't send them back to China. Should they go into a maximum security prison? Probably not."