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Obama promised to close Guantánamo.
Instead, he´s made it worse

Guardian [UK], by Murtaza Hussain

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Posted By:ketchuplover, 3/7/2013 1:05:58 AM

In his letters, Guantánamo Bay prisoner Shaker Aamer appeals in desperation to his captors and the outside world: "Please … torture me in the old way. Here they destroy people mentally and physically without leaving marks." (Snip) Despite running on an explicit campaign promise to shut down the island prison which has become a symbol of the abuses of the "war on terror", President Obama has continued to preside over its operation. And by recent accounts, under his tenure, the conditions for prisoners there – from both a physical and legal standpoint – have become markedly

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Gee...and to think that back in January of 2008, more than 80 volunteer lawyers for Guantanamo Bay detainees endorsed Illinois Senator Barack Obama´s presidential bid.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: smcchk, 3/7/2013 1:11:28 AM     (No. 9212381)

The hypocrisy never ends.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: tipover, 3/7/2013 1:36:16 AM     (No. 9212397)

Of course the rate of recidivism of the "guests" isn´t mentioned. This IS the Guardian.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Spidey, 3/7/2013 2:24:01 AM     (No. 9212409)

The only thing you can do with these people is hope they die of old age at a young age.

The funny thing about this is it shows how easily Obama can crank yank his dumb supporters.The left doesn´t really care about this anyway,they just used it to discredit Bush.

My guess is he´s willing to release these people but their home countries don´t want them back.

You can´t put them on trial because they´ve been coached by American lawyers into saying they were tortured.That´s an instant get out of jail free card.

To focus on this as an example of Obama failure shows how much really meaningful failures the media overlooks.

Maybe the inmates are really mad about the new menu they got,crafted by MO.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 3/7/2013 2:24:42 AM     (No. 9212410)

He´s expanded it to include the entire country. We´re all trapped in Obamánamo. We´re all being slowly tortured to death in this hell he´s created for us.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Safari Man, 3/7/2013 2:35:10 AM     (No. 9212412)

I wonder if Holder would consider it "appropriate" to call in the drone strikes and wipe out all the detainees. Maybe when they are having a "café experience?"


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Reply 6 - Posted by: JAN, 3/7/2013 7:12:44 AM     (No. 9212548)

Obama ended waterboarding and now he sends missiles down on suspects to kill them and their children.

Insanity prevails.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: provide, 3/7/2013 8:22:33 AM     (No. 9212677)

I´d of thought he would have freed them under the sequester.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: mitzi, 3/7/2013 8:32:17 AM     (No. 9212689)

Why not use Guantanamo as drone practice targets? /s

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Reply 9 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W, 3/7/2013 3:54:20 PM     (No. 9213572)

Yes, but you have to understand that all the Dems have to do is SAY they are for something and the lofos will believe them and then the Dems don´t have to follow through. Intent is everything.

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