AG Holder says 'I don't know' when asked if Gitmo will be closed 

US Attorney Gen. Eric Holder told members of the House Appropriations Committee Tuesday "I don't know" when asked if the detention center at Guantanamo Bay will close by the end of the president's first term.

He was not the first high ranking member of the Obama administration to admit things weren't going well in efforts to find an alternative to Gitmo for dealing with top terrorists.

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates admitted last month that the United States has no contingency plans for detaining and trying Osama bin Laden if he were captured, saying, "the honest answer to that is, we don't know"

Holder said that a "committee" would decide how Bin Laden would be handled, if captured.

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