AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.
“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.”
- Alexander Hamilton. Spiritual father of #NeverTrump
maybe JOHN KERRY should have TOLD him
or claire mccaskill, jim webb, daniel inouye, daniel akaka, barbara boxer, diane feinstein, patty murray, jay rockefeller, ron wyden, max baucus, bobby byrd, richard blumenthal, jeff bingaman, barbara mikulski, ben nelson, bill nelson, frank lautenberg, robert menendez, mark udall, joe lieberman, bob casey, sherrod brown, thomas carper, bernie sanders...
or any of the other FIFTY democrat senators who slam dunked the dummy in may of 09
Senate Votes To Block Funds For Guantanamo Closure
including HARRY REID, HILLARY CLINTON and TEDDY KENNEDY
because if the former junior senator from illinois didn't know how impossibly complicated this closure was gonna turn out to be...
well, he must have been awfully lonely
All this information was available to candidate Obama when he was making those promises, or he could have learned them from members in the know, such as Nancy Pelosi. There are no legitimate excuses for him.There's a reason Gitmo was selected; it remains a defacto U.S. held territory that since it's questionable acquisition remains outside the full scope of U.S law. As such, the Bush-Cheney administration kinda made up the rules for detainees there as they went along, but that has caused lots of problems the likes that most people don't know about. It's why I stated previously that, IMO, the only way Gitmo closes is when the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan both come to an end.
George Bush should have done the same thing and kept it out of the public view. People just want to be kept safe, they don't have to know the details of how.