Skip to comments.Obama to Issue Order Closing Gitmo During First Week in Office
Posted on 01/12/2009 2:03:25 PM PST by Joiseydude
President-elect Barack Obama is preparing to issue an executive order his first week in office -- and perhaps his first day -- to close the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, according to two presidential transition team advisers.
It's unlikely the detention facility at the Navy base in Cuba will be closed anytime soon. In an interview last weekend, Obama said it would be "a challenge" to close it even within the first 100 days of his administration.
But the order, which one adviser said could be issued as early as Jan. 20, would start the process of deciding what to do with the estimated 250 Al Qaeda and Taliban suspects and potential witnesses who are being held there. Most have not been charged with a crime.
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Where’s the real Jack Bauer when we need him? The threat of just having him around would have the terrorists spilling their guts to him.
Actually, importing them to Chicago might not be such a bad deal for them. They can meet up with their old friend Bill Ayers and ask each other for terrorism tips.
Released Guantanamo detainee behind March suicide truck bombing at Combat Outpost Inman in Mosul
STATEMENT OF SENATOR KYLTERRORISM SUBCOMMITTEE HEARING ON GUANTANAMO DETAINEES
DECEMBER 11, 2007
At least 30 detainees who have been released from the Guantanamo Bay detention facility have since returned to waging war against the United States and its allies. A dozen released detainees have been killed in battle by U.S. forces, while others have been recaptured. Two released detainees later became regional commanders for Taliban forces. One released Guantanamo detainee later attacked U.S. and allied soldiers in Afghanistan, killing three Afghan soldiers. Another former detainee has killed an Afghan judge. One released detainee led a terrorist attack on a hotel in Pakistan, and also led a kidnapping raid that resulted in the death of a Chinese civilian. This former detainee recently told Pakistani journalists that he plans to “fight America and its allies until the very end.” (See “U.S. Divulges New Details on Released Gitmo Inmates,” CNN, May 14, 2007; John Mintz, “Released Detainees Rejoining The Fight,” The Washington Post, October 22, 2004.
“The suicide bombing is the first such attack in Iraq linked to a former Guantanamo detainee, though the Defense Intelligence Agency has estimated that as many as three dozen former Guantanamo detainees are confirmed or suspected of having returned to terrorist activities. “
Maybe one in this incoming administration should be required to house several detainees in their own homes.
Jimmy Carter II, The disaster master
He’s going to piss off the wrong dude.
Bama will put them up at Blair House no doubt!
Very good! Funniest post so far this week :)
So he’s going to shut it down, but not realy. Starting a commission with no end date to analyze the matter. Wow. Act of courage right there. LOL
You give obomba way too much credit. He doesn't give a rat's patootie what infidels feel or think. We're lower than dogs in his muslim mind don't you know?!
This doesn't say he is closing the base, just the prison at the base... (Let's hope!)
so silly that the left worries more about Gitmo and waterboarding than about terrorists with a proven lust for our destruction
just shows they are as naive as they usually look
nerds have taken over....girly men
...what to do with the estimated 250 Al Qaeda and Taliban suspects and potential witnesses who are being held there.
If they let them into this country, that 250 more democratic voters for ACORN to sign up.
Personally - I suspect there are thousands of them -- and highly skilled "dudes"....
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