From Holden:

Rummy can’t seem to make up his mind.

The United States would rather have detainees at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp imprisoned by their home countries, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Thursday.

Rumsfeld spoke a day after saying he was unaware of anyone in the Bush administration discussing closing the base in Cuba. Hours later, President Bush refused to rule out shutting the facility, saying his administration was “exploring all alternatives” for detaining the prisoners.


“Our desire is not to have these people. … Our goal is to have them in the hands of the countries of origin, for the most part,” Rumsfeld said.