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Blair Fails to Win Guantanamo Deal from Bush

British Prime Minister Tony Blair failed on Thursday to wring concessions from President Bush on the fate of British citizens jailed at the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. The treatment of at least nine Britons being held without trial as “enemy combatants” has been a note of discord in the staunch U.S.-British alliance in the war on global terrorism. Speculation had grown that Bush would use his three-day visit to London to announce that the Britons, mostly detained in Afghanistan, might be sent to Britain for trial. At a joint news conference, Bush said discussions were continuing, but insisted that the court procedures in place would allow the detainees’ cases to be handled fairly. Full Story

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