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Another Clinton backstabber goes down in flames: Obama fires Greg Craig for Guantanamo fiasco
Seattle Examiner ^ | 11/20/09 | D.K. Jamaal

Posted on 11/21/2009 7:16:39 PM PST by Baladas

According to POLITICO, Obama’s fans in the Beltway are shocked, shocked that he and his White House minions scapegoat White House General Counsel Greg Craig for Obama’s failed promise to close Guantanamo in one year.

The closing of Guantanamo – as Obama’s critics have long predicted – ain’t gonna happen, because there’s no place else to put the hardcore terrorists currently housed there. When Obama announced his dubious executive order closing Guantanamo by January 2010, the Kool-Aid drinkers were ecstatic. “See?” they said, “This is why we elected him. We were so right.”

No, they were so wrong. It was a boneheaded, half-baked plan then, and it still is. The order was issued with nary a thought as to where to move Guantanamo’s detainees – another example of the President making moves just for show

(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho44; blunders; clinton; clintonistas; fired; fourth100days; gitmo; greggcraig; lawyers; obama
Whoa . . . a blistering op/ed - sounds like Jamaal here has Obama's number, though.
1 posted on 11/21/2009 7:16:40 PM PST by Baladas
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To: Baladas
FWIW, Greg Craig is the low life SOB lawyer, working on "behalf" of (I believe) The National Council of Churches, who got Elian Gonzalez sent back to Cuba.

As far as I'm concerned the darkest pits of Hell are reserved for his type.

2 posted on 11/21/2009 7:22:28 PM PST by The Duke ("Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Democrat Party?")
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To: Baladas
FLASHBACK to January 22, 2009 ...

B.O. has to consult his underling, Greg Craig, for simple details of his own first Executive Orders.


Click image to launch
Obama Signs Executive Order to Close Gitmo


3 posted on 11/21/2009 7:23:56 PM PST by steelyourfaith (Time to prosecute Al Gore now that fellow scam artist Bernie Madoff is in stir.)
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To: Baladas

Count the czars. Fall guys all. Obama is going to need many more.....


4 posted on 11/21/2009 7:24:57 PM PST by EagleUSA
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To: Baladas
A toast to the Kool-Aid drinkers is in order. Here's the cup.

 The Kool-Aid
5 posted on 11/21/2009 7:27:15 PM PST by Tawiskaro
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To: Baladas

For those may have forgotten...from Wikipedia:

“He has represented numerous high-profile clients, including John W. Hinckley, Jr., who was acquitted of the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan by reason of insanity. As assistant to the President and special counsel in the White House of President Bill Clinton, Craig directed the team defending Clinton against impeachment. He was a foreign policy advisor to Senator Edward Kennedy and to Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.”


6 posted on 11/21/2009 7:27:52 PM PST by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but will give us the shaft.)
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To: Tawiskaro

LOL, Lenin?


7 posted on 11/21/2009 7:29:53 PM PST by Baladas ((ABBHO))
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To: Baladas
Greg Craig reportedly help influence the decision by the White House to destabilize the current government in Honduras. Thankfully this deceit has also backfired.
8 posted on 11/21/2009 7:33:53 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Baladas
Time to add that Obama has been remarkably inept in getting first-class folks to work for him. He's stuck with a barnyard full of third-rate half-wits, crooks and conmen.

Greg Craig is just the first of many who should and must be removed from government ~ both for our protection and theirs.

These guys are so stupid they are in danger of tripping over carpet designs.

9 posted on 11/21/2009 7:35:19 PM PST by muawiyah (Git Out The Way)
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To: Baladas

Yup.


10 posted on 11/21/2009 7:35:47 PM PST by Tawiskaro
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To: Tawiskaro

(What they do!)

(They smile in your face)
All the time they want to take your place
The back stabbers (back stabbers)

11 posted on 11/21/2009 7:36:14 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Baladas

Jamaal does have Obama’s number and so did Greg Craig.
I am surprised to see this article from the Seattle area newspaper.


12 posted on 11/21/2009 7:38:10 PM PST by mojo114
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To: Baladas
If the Thompson Correctional becomes the new home of the Gitmo detainees, Barry didn't "shut down" anything. "Club Gitmo" will simply be converted to "Durbin's Gulag", which will COST Illinois a lot of money and act to recruit local knuckleheads into al'Qaeda newbies.

Durbin was asked about taking a referendum to the voters of Illinois about this and he said "I don't think so." Quinn was espousing democracy while acting as a dictator with no accountability for the decision-making process regarding the sales of state property to the Feds.

Democracy is DEAD.

13 posted on 11/21/2009 7:42:10 PM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
Craig stabbed Hillary in the back to climb on board the Obama Express. Now it's Craig's turn to get the dagger from Barry. It's a beautiful thing.

http://www.time.com/time/politics/article/0,8599,1940537,00.html

14 posted on 11/21/2009 7:42:37 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: mojo114

I’m surprised, but very pleased, to see it from a black man with an islamic sounding last name.


15 posted on 11/21/2009 7:53:05 PM PST by Let's Roll (Stop paying ACORN to destroy America! Cut off their government funding!)
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To: Baladas
Remember, Greg Craig is the sick scumbag who gave us this:


16 posted on 11/21/2009 7:59:43 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Baladas
There is a cabal of DC intellectual "elites" who are mad as heck over the way the Chicago-ans treated Craig.

Hehe. Ozero's support is crumbling beneath his feet.

17 posted on 11/21/2009 8:03:37 PM PST by what's up
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To: The Duke

Agree 100%

Let these bastards eat each other alive


18 posted on 11/21/2009 8:04:44 PM PST by uncbob
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To: Tawiskaro

That cup, a modern masterpiece soon to be on display at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. Manhattanites will clamour to have this cup in their china cabinet.


19 posted on 11/21/2009 8:05:54 PM PST by seoul62
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To: Lancey Howard
I will never forget it!

I don't remember any libtards getting bent out of shape over that but they are so damned worried about terrorists 'rights'! I wonder if they would have opened their lying mouths if Reno had waterboarded Elian and his family?!

20 posted on 11/21/2009 8:07:46 PM PST by kcvl
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To: Baladas
So, who hired Craig Livingston?

Was it Col. Mustard? Maybe Ms. Peacock? Was it Mr. 0bama?

Maybe it was Hillary Clinton?

Well, I don't know, but it's fun to watch the rats scurry about. Right, Mr. Daschle? How about you Mr. Rangle? Or how about you, Mr. William Jefferson (D)etainee from LA)?

Other questions about democRAT corruption: Has Blogo been tried and convicted yet? What's the status on ACORN's 13 indictments? Wasn't 0bama acorn's council for a few years? Is Eliot Spitzer still seeing hookers? I'm sure Bwarney Fwank doesn't run a homosexual prostitution ring out of his house anymore. Speaking about Fwank, are there any charges against Fannie Mae's former CEO or lead council?

I could go on...

5.56mm

21 posted on 11/21/2009 8:12:02 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: mojo114
"I am surprised to see this article from the Seattle area newspaper."

The Seattle Examiner is not a regular newspaper - it is a relatively new on-line only newspaper, and I think it is part of a national "chain" of Examiner "newspapers" in various communities. I think the writers are mostly unpaid amateur bloggers who write under the umbrella of the Examiner name. Maybe some other Freeper has more specific information about it.
22 posted on 11/21/2009 8:18:57 PM PST by Steve_Seattle ("Above all, shake your bum at Burton.")
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To: Steve_Seattle

Oh of course, now I understand.


23 posted on 11/21/2009 8:22:32 PM PST by mojo114
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To: steelyourfaith

I will never forget seeing that on TV.


24 posted on 11/21/2009 8:35:28 PM PST by Pagey (B. Hussein Obama has no experience running anything, except his pedestrian mouth.)
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To: Baladas; a fool in paradise

Craig Gregg is gone? What about his brother Haig Gregg?


25 posted on 11/21/2009 8:38:15 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Baladas

no place else to put the hardcore terrorists currently housed at Gitmo? Deer season’s coming quick in Pennsylvania - turn the Gitmofos loose in the Northern half of the state, above I-80, spreading them evenly & fairly. Please.


26 posted on 11/21/2009 8:46:43 PM PST by flowerplough ( Pennsylvania today - New New Jersey meets North West Virginia.)
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To: Baladas

"I am shocked — shocked— to find that gambling is going on in here!

27 posted on 11/21/2009 10:30:24 PM PST by Lmo56
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To: Baladas

Oh yeah.


28 posted on 11/22/2009 12:26:20 AM PST by happinesswithoutpeace (There was a hole here. It's gone now.)
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To: CaptainK
Thanks for the link. This is the most detailed account I've seen of the damage Craig did. TIME wouldn't have been given all this inside information if the White House wasn't intent on not only blaming all their Latin American blunders on one guy but destroying his career and credibility also. Rham Emanuel should have shared a byline with the TIME reporters.
29 posted on 11/22/2009 7:30:09 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Baladas
As Obama's czars and czarinas are being thrown under the troika runners one by one, we can only hope that a couple of them start warbling some interesting melodies.....publicly or privately, we'll take either.

Leni

30 posted on 11/22/2009 7:39:35 PM PST by MinuteGal (Bill O'Reilly: 9/8/09: "Communism is not a threat to us anymore"-10/20/09: "Obama is not a Marxist")
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To: MinuteGal

More allies for Hillary in 2012 when she runs against Obama.


31 posted on 11/22/2009 7:46:37 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator
You are soooo right!

Leni

32 posted on 11/22/2009 7:52:17 PM PST by MinuteGal (Bill O'Reilly: 9/8/09: "Communism is not a threat to us anymore"-10/20/09: "Obama is not a Marxist")
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To: Brad from Tennessee

It’s a nest of vipers. It will be interesting to see who survives.


33 posted on 11/23/2009 8:16:41 AM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Yellow Rose of Texas

8D


34 posted on 11/23/2009 8:27:25 AM PST by amom (Proud mom of a US Army tanker)
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To: Baladas
Phillip Carter

Phillip Carter, the top detainee affairs policy appointee at the Pentagon, has quit his post after just seven months on the job, a Defense Department spokesman said Tuesday.

Eikenberry should go next....

35 posted on 11/25/2009 1:21:40 PM PST by anglian
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