U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe plans to visit Guantanamo Bay

BY CHRIS CASTEEL Modified: January 30, 2009 at 4:39 am •  Published: January 30, 2009
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/> "I’m not addressing that problem,” he said.

In a statement, Inhofe said Obama’s order "failed to take into consideration the implications of closing (the prison) — what happens to current detainees, what the military will do with detainees held in other military prisons around the world and what judicial process is going to be used.”

In reality, Obama’s order called for "a comprehensive interagency review.”

The review ordered by Obama would be headed by the attorney general and include the participation of the secretaries of Defense, State and Homeland Security, the director of National Intelligence and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

The officials have been told to determine whether the detainees could be transferred, released or prosecuted.

Since Obama signed the order, Oklahoma lawmakers have expressed fear that prisoners may be sent to federal correctional facilities.