Republicans want Libyan suspect sent to Guantanamo

WASHINGTON (AP) The Obama administration's detention of a high-profile terrorist suspect aboard a Navy vessel is drawing sharp opposition among Republicans in Congress, who say Abu Anas al-Libi should be sent to Guantanamo Bay.

Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham, Kelly Ayotte and Saxby Chambliss say intelligence officials need far more than a couple of months at sea to sufficiently question al-Libi over the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Africa and any other al-Qaida terrorist plots. They say a potential civilian trial in New York also is misguided.

Al-Libi, one of the FBI's most wanted terrorists, was captured Saturday in Libya.

Graham accused President Barack Obama of making a political choice not to use Guantanamo, a prison the president has vowed to close.

Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff is among those backing civilian prosecution.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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