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Obama to Restart Transfers From Guantanamo
Wall Street Journal ^

Posted on 05/22/2013 3:30:43 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Obama to Restart Transfers From Guantanamo By JULIAN E. BARNES, EVAN PEREZ and ADAM ENTOUS

WASHINGTON—The Obama administration is set to restart transfers of detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, U.S. officials said, kick-starting a long-stalled drive to close the prison.

In a speech Thursday, President Barack Obama will reassert his case that closing Guantanamo is crucial to U.S. counterterrorism goals. While he isn't planning to detail in the speech how to speed up transfers from the prison, officials said the president in coming weeks plans to lift the administration's prohibition on sending detainees to Yemen.

The president in the speech also is set to lay down the broader outlines of his administration's approach to efforts to fight al Qaeda and its affiliates, including through the use of unmanned aircraft strikes.

Ahead of the president's speech, the administration told Congress in a letter Wednesday that four Americans have been killed in drone strikes, the first official acknowledgment of the deaths by the government. Attorney General Eric Holder wrote that only Anwar al-Awlaki, a radical Muslim cleric, was specifically targeted. Mr. Awlaki was killed in a drone strike in September 2011.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 20130523; benghazi; catchandrelease; gitmo; guantanamo; knownothingpresident; nationalsecurityfail; presflustercluck; prezflustercluck; qumu
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FAIL.
1 posted on 05/22/2013 3:30:43 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

This is what happens when potheads are in charge.


2 posted on 05/22/2013 3:31:56 PM PDT by toddausauras (FUBO x 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000)
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To: Sub-Driver

Transferring them where? We transferred one to Libyan prison, and he somehow got out of prison when the US was helping our enemies overthrow another enemy. Then that terrorist killed our ambassador and three other Americans. I think Bambi wants more dead Americans. The more the better. Funerals make for great photo ops for pretenders.


3 posted on 05/22/2013 3:33:38 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: toddausauras
Hey zero ... y'gutt'a do SUMthing ... ANYthing ...

Uhhhh .. I'll letthe detaineesOUT ... uhhh ... of guntamin ... gonetothemall ... uhhhh ... Gitmo ...

Yeah man ... That's the ticket.

4 posted on 05/22/2013 3:34:41 PM PDT by knarf (uals-two logic)
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To: petitfour

The president is apparently stoked by the Woolwich murder.


5 posted on 05/22/2013 3:35:43 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: toddausauras

Aren’t potheads kinda lazy and sleepy,not doing much more than hanging out eating Twinkies? It’s the *cokeheads* who have all the energy...who want to get things done! Oh,Osama has admitted to being a cokehead as well? Never mind!


6 posted on 05/22/2013 3:37:28 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Is he going to transfer them here?

So they can convert American prisoners to islam?

So they can be released by moron American judges and then behead us in the streets like they do in Britain.

No, thank you, Mr. muslim pResident.


7 posted on 05/22/2013 3:42:45 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Sub-Driver
It's my fault I must do something self flagulation, what torment was he under as a child?

The level of uncontrolled chaos increases around him tied to his hubris....

FR-er Shrinks, do you see any signs that he is coming unglued?

Who has the football?

Like birth pangs the contractions of these messes are increasing at a frequency that has my eyebrow raised....

8 posted on 05/22/2013 3:45:12 PM PDT by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: Sub-Driver

Hail Mary play to bolster support among his extreme left base as the scandals look increasingly sticky.


9 posted on 05/22/2013 3:45:13 PM PDT by william clark (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: Sub-Driver

Quite coincidental with the beheading of a soldier in the UK today.

Makes ya wonder... many things. Too many things.


10 posted on 05/22/2013 3:46:08 PM PDT by LurkedLongEnough
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To: Sub-Driver

This guy only changes in that he is dumb one moment and dumber the next.

You can’t try terrorists in open court.

You shouldn’t bring them to the mainland, because it will draw terrorists like flies, to disrupt the process.

This f’r wants trouble on our soil. There’s no doubt about it.


11 posted on 05/22/2013 3:48:10 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Funny thing happened on the way to the Constitution burning, Lefties rights were violated...)
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To: Sub-Driver
Ya, that's the ticket. Send them to the States. They'll probably get citizenship with Rubio’s new “tough enforcement” amnesty bill.
12 posted on 05/22/2013 3:51:36 PM PDT by HenpeckedCon (What pi$$es me off the most is that POS commie will get a State Funeral!)
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To: Sub-Driver
" Obama to Restart Transfers From Guantanamo. "

Interstate Commerce clause ? can't be legal unless it's taxed or unless Congress has a say in it. sacrasm..
13 posted on 05/22/2013 3:53:36 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: DoughtyOne

I don’t know why we even detain them, just kill their asses.


14 posted on 05/22/2013 3:54:40 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: chris37

He wants to transfer them to Yemen, where they never have prison breaks! LOL!


15 posted on 05/22/2013 3:59:18 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Why is the president giving a speech Thursday? His own staff says he doesn’t know anything about anything.


16 posted on 05/22/2013 4:01:18 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: EEGator

Depending on what they did, that may be the very thing they deserve.


17 posted on 05/22/2013 4:01:37 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Funny thing happened on the way to the Constitution burning, Lefties rights were violated...)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

72 Virgins Helen Thomas style.


18 posted on 05/22/2013 4:01:41 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Sub-Driver
Another attempt by the Clown to divert attention from he and Hitlery's blood on their hands in Benghazi, their seizure of private records in violation of the spirit of the First Amendment, and their hatred of free speech carried out by thugs at the IRS.
19 posted on 05/22/2013 4:03:45 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
Imagine those prisoners promised beautiful virgins and when they get to Yemen they are all like Helen Thomas ?
20 posted on 05/22/2013 4:04:07 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: DoughtyOne

Nothing good ever comes from Pakistan or Yemen.


21 posted on 05/22/2013 4:07:15 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: DoughtyOne
Last time they released some they ended up fighting "for" us in Libya ...until they tired of the charade and attacked the US facility in Benghazi as good little al Qaeda terrorists are wont to do.

Presumably this time they will be let go to fight "for" us in Syria, and will end up killing a bunch of Americans at some future date, as good little al Qaeda terrorists are now so accustomed to do.

22 posted on 05/22/2013 4:08:15 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: EEGator

I’ve really got nothing against the people of most nations. The problem is, we have a large terrorist element within a number of nations across that region. Why are we allowing free travel back and forth?

We should have zones where nobody but nobody gets through.

Why do we have to endure the terrorism these people’s fellow citizens perpetrate on us?

During the cold war we restricted travel. Today we could do it too. Why not?


23 posted on 05/22/2013 4:10:16 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Funny thing happened on the way to the Constitution burning, Lefties rights were violated...)
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To: piasa

This is just nuts. Our leaders are careless and incompetent.


24 posted on 05/22/2013 4:11:14 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Funny thing happened on the way to the Constitution burning, Lefties rights were violated...)
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To: DoughtyOne

That sounds like a good plan to me.


25 posted on 05/22/2013 4:11:42 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator

Thanks EEGator.


26 posted on 05/22/2013 4:15:56 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Funny thing happened on the way to the Constitution burning, Lefties rights were violated...)
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To: DoughtyOne

Anytime.


27 posted on 05/22/2013 4:18:37 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Sub-Driver

will not happen. just wants yet another controversy to come into play to distract the masses from benghazi, irs, the alabama birth certificate trial, AP, fox, fast and furious. what is just one more distraction?


28 posted on 05/22/2013 4:32:08 PM PDT by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: EEGator
I don’t know why we even detain them, just kill their asses.

Bronco Bama's not gonna off his co-religionists.

29 posted on 05/22/2013 4:33:52 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Yemen, what the...

What the hell is the point of even capturing them then ><


30 posted on 05/22/2013 4:36:25 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: COBOL2Java

True. It would be a real shame if a massive fire broke out at Gitmo’s Camp Delta...


31 posted on 05/22/2013 4:42:52 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Sub-Driver

Wonder if Dear Leader is going to publicly admit he wants to arm AQ affiliates? Prolly not


32 posted on 05/22/2013 4:50:51 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: Sub-Driver
Lawyers call on Defense Department to intervene at Gitmo prison camp
May 22, 2013 at 12:40 PM

"A 13-page letter delivered to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel cites worsening conditions and leadership failures comparable to those that led to the My Lai massacre in Vietnam, The Miami Herald reported Tuesday."
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2013/05/22/Lawyers-call-on-Defense-Department-to-intervene-at-Gitmo-prison-camp/UPI-61171369240847/

Pentagon wants $450M for Guantanamo prison
Associated PressBy DONNA CASSATA | Associated Press – 5-22-2013
http://news.yahoo.com/pentagon-wants-450m-guantanamo-prison-221620893.html

Obama Plans $195 Million in Renovation and New Construction at Guantánamo
AllGov ^ | 4-8-2013 | Matt Bewig
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3005494/posts

Vanishing files delay Guantanamo hearings in 9/11 case (that's 2001)
Reuters ^ | 4-17-2013 | Jane Sutton
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3009145/posts

It's just, humane, and we'll save money too!! Who could argue against that 'cept the Scandal Fishin' Team? /s

33 posted on 05/22/2013 4:51:42 PM PDT by haffast (Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new at all. -Abe Lincoln)
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An attempt to rally ‘the base’.


34 posted on 05/22/2013 5:25:03 PM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Divert, divert, divert.

Anything to get people to stop thinking about his treasonous (literally) actions regarding Benghazi.


35 posted on 05/22/2013 5:34:17 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

So now that congress has approved 200 million to upgrade the prison, Obama is going to move everyone out of it.

Make it easy, just close the prison, let the prisoners run free in Cuba and give the Cubans the 200 mil to keep them.


36 posted on 05/22/2013 5:38:07 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: petitfour

To Chicago. It would improve the gene pool.


37 posted on 05/22/2013 5:42:47 PM PDT by clintonh8r ("Europe was created by history. America was created by a philosophy." Baroness Thatcher)
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To: Sub-Driver
Historically one in five rejoins the jihad and does their best to kill Americans. The thing is, the ones left in there now are the worst of the worst. We'll be lucky if it is only one in five. What the [deleted] is he thinking???

Confidential to jihad types: we're lo-jacking their arse, tied to the targeting system of a drone. The device is implanted right beside their heart. Or is it in their liver? Maybe both. Welcome your comrades with open arms, preferably not around children, though. Enjoy.

38 posted on 05/22/2013 6:04:15 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Undicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: Sub-Driver

Right.. Let’s transfer them to Yemen, where prison breaks seem to magically happen on a regular basis... Like when the guards are “overpowered” and hundreds escape at a time. We’ll eventually find them on our streets.


39 posted on 05/22/2013 6:08:06 PM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
He wants to transfer them to Yemen,...

At least in Yemen, he could get them with a drone.

40 posted on 05/22/2013 6:32:01 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: Sub-Driver

He’s probably going to try and make productive citizens out of them... perhaps they’ll get jobs at the IRS.


41 posted on 05/22/2013 6:35:09 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Sub-Driver
... closing Guantanamo is crucial to U.S. counterterrorism goals

Guantanamo is more respected by Muslim radicals than gay marriage.

42 posted on 05/22/2013 6:37:01 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Benghazi in June. Sand, Sharia and .....


43 posted on 05/22/2013 6:37:55 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: HenpeckedCon

I love the Rubio commercial touting the proposed immigration bill.

He says that ‘undocumenteds’ will undergo background checks and pay a fine.

Huh? These people are here because they broke the laws of this country to begin with. So all of a sudden, they are all gonna start obeying any new laws that your gang of eight might get passed?

Pay a fine? Marco really does not know his target audience, does he...


44 posted on 05/22/2013 6:46:36 PM PDT by Delta Dawn
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To: Sub-Driver

...”the president .... to lift the prohibition on sending detainees to Yemen.”

...”the president .... is to set efforts to fight al Qaeda and its affiliates.”

Ugh? What an ‘insane’ contradiction!!!


45 posted on 05/22/2013 8:29:57 PM PDT by caww
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To: SoFloFreeper

This is not really a diversion, but rather, doing something that will go under the radar in the midst of these other scandals.


46 posted on 05/22/2013 9:49:56 PM PDT by kabar
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To: DoughtyOne

Dubya should have cut loose with military tribunals on these guys, with executions where appropriate. Housing these scum long term at Gitmo so they can wait around be released by a fool like Obama was always a losing proposition.


47 posted on 05/23/2013 3:47:01 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: william clark

I think you’re right. I hear them mumbling. Of all the things they should be mumbling about . . . but no, he said he’d close Guantanamo.

And why to Yemen? The worst of the worst. The terrorists there will break them out of prison.

Two birds with one stoned . . . er, stone.


48 posted on 05/23/2013 4:07:48 AM PDT by firebrand
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To: firebrand

Plus there has been so much bleeding-heart nonsense SOMEWHERE in the leftist press about the hunger strikes. Probably Russian TV or the BBC. I hear it daily. How terrible force-feeding is weep weep.

The guy who started this hunger strike business is, I seem to recall, the worst of the worst of the prisoners.


49 posted on 05/23/2013 4:16:15 AM PDT by firebrand
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To: ScottinVA

“We’ll eventually find them on our streets.”

living in “sanctuary” cities while collecting public benefits


50 posted on 05/23/2013 5:38:07 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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