Skip to comments.Obama to consider "executive options" for closing GITMO
Posted on 05/01/2013 7:03:52 AM PDT by pabianice
Cannot accept prisoners' hunger strikes -- too cruel.
"GITMO is something that is not in the best interest of the American people."
Calls upon Congress to act but is also considering "executive options."
Where does he intend to send all of the detainees? Fenway Park?
Real leaders lead. Losers use “executive orders”.
Hum...and yet another odumbo fishing expedition...way to lead from behind.
He is trying to sound relevent to the clueless.
Congress cut him off from doing much.
The enemy within. His statements are terribly damaging to our security. He’s insanely leftist.
In plain language that means “Executive Order”.
Here we go again.
If they don’t want to eat, don’t make them eat. I don’t see a problem here.
"Obama upset with Obama for not keeping Obama promise to close GITMO"
Tells America, he knows Obama can do better.
Promises to "Focus Like A Laser".
Executive Orders are as follow - an executive order are only binding on members of the executive department of the federal government. they are not legally binding on anyone outside the executive department.
Congress alone has the power to write and to pass laws. If Congress chooses to not pass laws that the president advocattes for. the president can in no way act unilaterally. the president is restrained by the constitution.
truth be told he will claim to close Gitmo to appease the countries that believed are owed a favor, but he is unable to do so, as only Congress can close Gitmo, as Gitmo is a naval institution on the island of Cuba with a prison within it. This naval base was secured by the US in the Spanish America war. remember Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders.
IMO, if those prisoners want to die by starving themselves, that is fine with me.
I would call that part of the sequester program and celebrate the cost savings. A real “Win/Win” in my book.
Obama’s statement ws only empty rhetoric for his base. He cannot and will not do anything more about Gitmo. It is off his radar screeen and will never be heard from again. Of course, he might appoint Uncle Plugs to form a commission to study it considering how much good he did with the gun control effort!
An old fashioned but quite effective way to end problems with POWs is to demand the otherside, in this case, AlQaida, sign a peace treaty. Absent a peace treaty within, e.g. 60 days, execute the POWs ~ after all, they are the enemy’s problem, not that of the people they attacked.
“Preacher are they your brothers and sisters? (They most certainly are). Fine, then they can stay at your house”
Obama catering to Muslims again....His “I will side with” is showing
If the Germans had done that, we'd have never had "Hogan's Heroes."
Bammy could just issue an EO to close it by the end of the year.....
The Germans didn’t ask for a peace treaty.
Yeah, I agree. So what’s he going to do if he closes down GITMO and moves them to Thompson prison in IL or whatever option he’s considering? Then if they go on hunger strikes at their new facility, is he going to just release them so as not to be cruel?
I continue to be amazed, day by day, week by week, at the stupidity of his logic and rhetoric.
...and didn’t he do this already 5 years ago?
Obama, August 2, 2007:
“As President, I will close Guantanamo, reject the Military Commissions Act and adhere to the Geneva Conventions. Our Constitution and our Uniform Code of Military Justice provide a framework for dealing with the terrorists.”
Why doesn’t he just name himself dictator since all he ever does is rule by decree.
Some on the right side of the isle agree with him, like Grover Norquist, Muslim lover.
[snip] In a joint statement prepared by the Constitution Project, David Keene, founder of American Conservative Union, Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, and former representative and presidential candidate Bob Barr say moving suspected terrorists to the Thomson, Illinois prison facility, “makes good sense.” Taxpayers, they note, have already invested $145 million in the facility, which has been “little used.” And the surrounding community, they add, could benefit from increased employment once the prison becomes filled.
“The scaremongering about these issues should stop,” they add, noting that there is “absolutely no reason to fear that prisoners will escape or be released into their communities.”[snip]http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/11/16/conservative-trio-support_n_358928.html
BTW..David Keene is NO conservative, either!
“GITMO is something that is not in the best interest of the *MY* people.”
When truth is out.
“As President, I will close Guantanamo, reject the Military Commissions Act and adhere to the Geneva Conventions. Our Constitution and our Uniform Code of Military Justice provide a framework for dealing with the terrorists”
If Obama adhered to the Geneva Convention, every one of the terrorists at Gitmo would already have been executed.
Meantime, Dr. Shakil Afridi, who provided the info that led to locating Osama bin Laden, is on a hunger strike in a Pakistani prison.
There is no sign that Obama cares.
Dr. Afridi is currently reported to be on a hunger strike in protest at his lack of access to legal counsel, the denial of family visits, and general conditions at the prison in Peshawar. Last month, his family pleaded with President Barack Obama to intercede directly with the Pakistani government to secure his freedom. "
---Dawn, via Breitbart