Guantanamo Palau


Image: Palm tree on Palau

The 17 Chinese Muslims held at Guantanamo will relocate to the remote Pacific
island nation of Palau, a string of eight islands with 20,000 residents and 38 miles of roads that has hosted tourists, scuba divers and "Survivor." President Johnson Toribiong said his country – which was part of Bush's "coalition of the willing" in Iraq even though it has no military – was "honored and proud" to take the detainees as a humanitarian gesture.

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