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Obama urges Guantanamo closure
this year, shift from ´permanent war footing´

Reuters, by Matt Spetalnick

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 1/29/2014 11:16:32 AM

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama told Americans on Tuesday that 2014 should be the year to finally close the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay as the United States winds down its military role in Afghanistan and shifts away from a "permanent war footing." (Snip) While seeking to add a sense of urgency to the issue, Obama stopped short of offering any new prescriptions on how he intends to empty Guantanamo of its remaining 155 prisoners. They were rounded up overseas after the September 11, 2001, attacks and have been held without trial ever since. After U.S. lawmakers made it easier

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[With Jeff Mason]
Talk about beating a dead horse.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: hikergal, 1/29/2014 11:46:12 AM     (No. 9710291)

Is his real plan to send them to Yemen? That plan is being discussed in the ME. http://www.economist.com/blogs/pomegranate/2014/01/yemen-and-guant-namo

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Reply 2 - Posted by: pinger, 1/29/2014 12:16:59 PM     (No. 9710331)

The president (sic) can move away from a permanent war footing but we can be sure that our Muslim extremist enemy will not. Picture monthly calendar pages on a large table which encompass all the months of the years in our not-to-distant future. One of those days during one of those months we will most probably be circled as another 9-11. What happens may make 9-11-2001 look like a school yard skirmish. He´s too foolish to see how that will play on his already sorry legacy. America has a big problem.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: johnwayne, 1/29/2014 12:42:41 PM     (No. 9710364)

To bad the Muslims aren´t going to shift away from the war footing they have been on since the 7th century.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: suziesuburbanite, 1/29/2014 12:43:01 PM     (No. 9710366)

Anyone taking bets on what year our war with Iran starts?

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