Obama Invited To Kansas

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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Monday, January 12, 2009

Sen. Sam Brownback has invited Barack Obama to Fort Leavenworth, saying the president-elect should see for himself that Guantanamo Bay detainees shouldn't be moved to Kansas.

Brownback, a Kansas Republican, extended the invitation Monday. A day earlier, Obama appeared on ABC News' "This Week" and said closing the detainee operations at Guantanamo Bay was one of his biggest challenges in taking office.

Fort Leavenworth's U.S. Disciplinary Barracks has been mentioned as a potential site for moving the detainees, along with a site in California and South Carolina.

Brownback and Kansas Republican Rep. Lynn Jenkins have introduced legislation to block spending any federal money to move detainees to Fort Leavenworth.

Fort Leavenworth is home to the Army's Command and General Staff College.

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