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Obama’s first-term promise to
close Gitmo prison still unfulfilled

Washington Times, by Stephen Dinan

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 1/20/2013 11:28:44 PM

It was one of then-Candidate Barack Obama’s marquee campaign promises: Close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, which would erase a terrorist recruiting tool and a black spot on America’s human rights record. Hours after that first inauguration, Mr. Obama halted all war trials at the detention facility for suspected terrorists, and then two days later, on Jan. 22, he signed an executive order committing to close the prison down entirely. But as he again took the oath of office Sunday in a private ceremony, 166 detainees remain at the prison

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: LudicrousSextus, 1/20/2013 11:40:11 PM     (No. 9129108)

As noted previously - the *only* promise made by Obama to date that he´s come close to keeping is the one regarding his desire to ´skyrocket your electrical costs´...

His promises for ´transparency´...´three days public posting of bills´...etc - were basically proven garbage before the ink dried.

It´s a pity there´s no way to actually hold professional bull****er politicians responsible for the crap they peddle to the public in order to get elected. Nobody in living history rode the BS train harder than Barry. Impeachment should be on the table at this point...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: veritas, 1/21/2013 12:16:04 AM     (No. 9129155)

I can´t think of an example of Obama doing the right thing for the right reason. That said, I´m glad the Gitmo prison is still open. A lot has been spent on the facilities [w-a-a-a-y too much, IMHO]; these prisoners have to be held someplace; bringing them to US soil is insane; the known "recidivism" rate on those the "geniuses" released is 40% [assuming the other 60% have forsworn terrorism is also nuts]; they have no claim to anything from us, but we should provide the minimal level of humanitarian care [well, probably, more or less, ´til we put ´em down] for our own reasons.

FTA: Many of those that remain have been cleared for release by the Defense Department.

See comment above on so-called "recidivism."

Last -- Politifact cited? C´mon.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Pearson365, 1/21/2013 1:13:43 AM     (No. 9129188)

He´s closing Gitmo by making it superfluous:

A. Obama has ordered the deaths of 3,000 suspected terrorists along with anyone else within the structures with drone attacks. These strikes erase the knowledge these suspects may have about a possible Benghazi, Mali or Algerian attack. No one to question eliminates need for Gitmo.
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B. Releasing those held. Some 100 have been released, leaving just 166. At some point, Congress will order Gitmo closed to save money.

C. Turning over our prison in Afghanistan to Afghan control.

Prisons are only necessary if they have prisoners, and Obama is trying to keep them out of Gitmo to avoid proving that Bush was right in creating the facility.




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Reply 4 - Posted by: xcergy, 1/21/2013 2:02:24 AM     (No. 9129233)

It won´t happen in ´13 either. NDAA passed by the Senate and House prevented the closing of Gitmo. And the vote made the bill veto proof.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: steveW, 1/21/2013 3:09:57 AM     (No. 9129254)

Notice how no matter how much Obama lies about his agenda, no matter how many promises he breaks, his "progressive" followers never, ever seem to mind? It´s baffling until you realize that they want him to lie, and secretly applaud him when he does. It´s the only way for them to get their agenda implemented - by deceit.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: pineledger, 1/21/2013 4:20:57 AM     (No. 9129292)

Gitmo isn´t the only thing the Low Information Resident shot off his mouth about.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: provide, 1/21/2013 7:25:46 AM     (No. 9129429)

Don´t forget, the Feds bought Thomson Prison in Illinois. Maybe he´ll fill it with gun law protestors?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: HistoryBuff, 1/21/2013 8:18:28 AM     (No. 9129517)

Yes We Can!

Except we didn´t.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: toddh, 1/21/2013 12:59:50 PM     (No. 9130192)

President George W. Bush is much more intelligent than President Barack H. Obama.

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