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    Obama, In A Blow To Closing Guantanamo, Signs Law

    Obama, in blow to closing Guantanamo, signs law - Yahoo! News

    President Barack Obama, in a setback to hopes for the quick closing of the Guantanamo Bay prison, reluctantly signed a bill on Friday barring suspects held there from being brought to the United States for trial.

    Making plain he would fight to repeal language in the law obstructing civilian U.S. trials for Guantanamo terrorism suspects, Obama said he was left with no choice but to sign the defense authorization act for fiscal 2011.

    "Despite my strong objection to these provisions, which my administration has consistently opposed, I have signed this act because of the importance of authorizing appropriations for, among other things, our military activities in 2011," Obama said in a statement.

    The bill includes sections blocking funding for the transfer of suspects from the Guantanamo prison to the United States. It also restricts the use of funds to ship them to other countries, unless specified conditions are met.
    1. Closing Gitmo---another pipe dream pretty on the campaign stump but completely separated from practical realities.

    2. It never made any sense, never had a chance.

    3. Slammed shut by his own House in lame duck by a margin of 341 to 48.

    4. Vamoosed by voice vote thru Reid's roundhouse.

    5. As utterly unworkable as ending detention, ending rendition, prosecuting agents from Darth Cheney's CIA.

    6. As quixotic a quest as reaching out to the leaders of Iran.

    7. As unsustainable an enterprise as building a mosque to improve community relations at Ground Zero.

    8. As ineffectual as suing the people of Arizona for doing the federal government's job, irresponsibly remiss for most of 30 years.

    9. Remember Hasan, the Fort Hood hitman, who shouted "Allah Akbar" while assassinating 13 American servicemembers in their soldier's readiness center and wounding 30 others?

    10. Why did the Pentagon report on the tragedy work so hard to whitewash the murderer's unambigous motives?

    Fort Hood Report: No Mention of Islam, Hasan Not Named - TIME

    11. Why did the White House try to move KSM to a civil courtroom in downtown Manhattan before the likes of Lance Ito?

    12. The president's comprehensive posture pertaining to overseas contingency operations, ie, international terrorism, is replete with pie-in-the-sky caprice.

    13. Effectual chief execs, in contrast, need be grounded in reality.

    14. Five hundred and forty one congressmen and women from both parties grounded the chimerical commander in chief this week.

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    Re: Obama, In A Blow To Closing Guantanamo, Signs Law

    When he was running for president Barack Obama promised over and over and over again that he would close Gitmo, stop renditions, get rid of warrantless wiretaps and the Patriot Act, and stop torture. Instead of capturing prisoners Obama is killing them at night with pilotless drones.

    He hasn't kept a single one of those promises. He's a liar. He made those promises without the intent of ever keeping them. We now see Obama signing legislation that makes it impossible for him to keep his promise. People who voted for him should be ashamed.

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    Re: Obama, In A Blow To Closing Guantanamo, Signs Law

    And... his justice department had been fighting the idea anyway.

    His term has been largely similar to Bush's 2nd.

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    I'm sad to see he probably wont be fulfilling this particular promise, but in all honesty I never expected it to be a realistic goal.

    I was hoping it could be done and might pave the way to better relations with Cuba and a lifting of the ridiculous embargo.
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    Re: Obama, In A Blow To Closing Guantanamo, Signs Law

    Quote Originally Posted by SirPwn4lot View Post
    his justice department had been fighting the idea anyway.
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    Re: Obama, In A Blow To Closing Guantanamo, Signs Law

    Just another in the ever increasing line of broken promises by Obama.

    When will it all end?




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    Re: Obama, In A Blow To Closing Guantanamo, Signs Law

    By the way, Prof, is Holder ever going to make a decision KSM? What's it been, a year now since the Manhattan mess? How long ago did we catch him?

    (and very nice callback on Lance Ito. LOL)

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    Re: Obama, In A Blow To Closing Guantanamo, Signs Law

    President Barack Obama, in a setback to hopes for the quick closing of the Guantanamo Bay prison, reluctantly signed a bill on Friday barring suspects held there from being brought to the United States for trial.
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    Re: Obama, In A Blow To Closing Guantanamo, Signs Law

    Who here honestly thought he was actually going to do this? Honestly
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    Re: Obama, In A Blow To Closing Guantanamo, Signs Law

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    Who here honestly thought he was actually going to do this? Honestly
    I suspect a ton. The NY Times and MSNBC certainly did.

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