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megimoo
09-20-2011, 12:34 PM
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said the Obama administration is doing everything it can to shut down the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, before the 2012 presidential elections.

Speaking Tuesday at the European Parliament, Holder said the administration is focused on closing the controversial facility “as quickly as possible, recognizing that we will face substantial pressure,” The Associated Press reports.....He added that the effort to shutter the detention facility would continue even after the 2012 elections if they can’t shut it down before then.

“We will be pressing for the closure of the facility between now and then — and after that election, we will try to close it as well,” Holder said. “Some people have made this a political issue without looking at, I think, the real benefits that would flow from the closure of the facility.”....The failure to keep his campaign promise of closing Guantanamo has been a headache for President Barack Obama throughout his presidency.


http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0911/63921.html

Novaheart
09-20-2011, 12:36 PM
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said the Obama administration is doing everything it can to shut down the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, before the 2012 presidential elections.

Speaking Tuesday at the European Parliament, Holder said the administration is focused on closing the controversial facility “as quickly as possible, recognizing that we will face substantial pressure,” The Associated Press reports.....He added that the effort to shutter the detention facility would continue even after the 2012 elections if they can’t shut it down before then.

“We will be pressing for the closure of the facility between now and then — and after that election, we will try to close it as well,” Holder said. “Some people have made this a political issue without looking at, I think, the real benefits that would flow from the closure of the facility.”....The failure to keep his campaign promise of closing Guantanamo has been a headache for President Barack Obama throughout his presidency.


http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0911/63921.html

When they say "close Gitmo" do they mean return the base to Cuban control?

I often think that some of the "Close Guantanamo Now!" folks think it means abandoning the US lease.

lacarnut
09-20-2011, 01:27 PM
When they say "close Gitmo" do they mean return the base to Cuban control?

I often think that some of the "Close Guantanamo Now!" folks think it means abandoning the US lease.

Carter gave away the Panama Canal. So, it would not surprise me if the dummy in office vacated Gito.

Apocalypse
09-20-2011, 08:30 PM
“We will be pressing for the closure of the facility between now and then — and after that election, we will try to close it as well,”

That line is the most telling.

One they intend to make it an election issue. To try and re-secure the anti-war left who are turning on Obama in droves.

Two. They are making the claim now. That if we lose the election. Gitmo won't close.

DumbAss Tanker
09-20-2011, 09:16 PM
Sounds like Obama's Director of the Office of Bad Ideas has issued another policy memo...

namvet
09-21-2011, 09:45 AM
don't forget if he close's it down he'll have the terrorist for dinner at the WH, a new suit and a free plane ticket home. on our dime of course