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    Human rights groups say Obama has failed on Guantanamo

    Leading human-rights groups accused President Barack Obama on Monday of not following through on a commitment to shut down the prison at Guantanamo Bay, the controversial U.S.-run military detention center in Cuba that has seen a mass hunger strike among its detainees in recent months.

    In a letter to the president, 16 human-rights and civil-liberties organizations expressed deep concern that he has failed to fulfill commitments he made during a major counterterrorism speechearlier this year to tackle the issue of the prison, where the vast majority of inmates are being held without charge or prospects of release even though many have been cleared to be transferred or set free.

    “More than four months have passed since you delivered your May 23, 2013, speech at the National Defense University, in which you recommitted the United States to the goal of closing the Guantanamo prison,” read the four-page letter, which was signed by such groups as the American Civil Liberties Union, Amnesty International, the Center for Constitutional Rights and Human Rights Watch.

    “However, despite your personal commitment and engagement, the population at Guantanamo over the past four months has been reduced by only two detainees, moving only from 166 to 164. Of the detainees who remain, 84 were cleared for transfer by national security officials more than four years ago,” the letter added.


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    Although some minor progress has been made im deeply disappointed in this. I was excited in 2008 when he claimed he was going to close it and we got nothing. Then he made his big speech but only 2 detainees have been released to their home governments and this is deeply disappointing and disturbing. It seems Obama has put this back on the backburner.


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    Re: Human rights groups say Obama has failed on Guantanamo

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Although some minor progress has been made im deeply disappointed in this. I was excited in 2008 when he claimed he was going to close it and we got nothing. Then he made his big speech but only 2 detainees have been released to their home governments and this is deeply disappointing and disturbing. It seems Obama has put this back on the backburner.
    Most people agree it's necessary.



    ps. Breaking News?

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    Re: Human rights groups say Obama has failed on Guantanamo

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Most people agree it's necessary.
    I would disagree that its necessary. Throwing people in a prison with no charges levied against them, only one ever been convicted, over 600 released at one point most released with no charges, only 4 ever been in front of a military commission and only 1 ever been convicted. That screams out that this prison is unnecessary.


    ps. Breaking News?
    That is correct this it the breaking news nonmsm section.


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    Re: Human rights groups say Obama has failed on Guantanamo

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Read more @: [/FONT][/COLOR]Human rights groups say Obama has failed on Guantanamo | Al Jazeera America

    Although some minor progress has been made im deeply disappointed in this. I was excited in 2008 when he claimed he was going to close it and we got nothing. Then he made his big speech but only 2 detainees have been released to their home governments and this is deeply disappointing and disturbing. It seems Obama has put this back on the backburner.
    I'm guessing this is one of those things that a sitting President would fully understand. A candidate campaigning? Notsomuch. I don't really blame him. Whatever he's doing there is, I'd imagine, in our country's best interests.

    I may be totally imagining this, but did I read that one of the detainees was recently KIA fighting for the other side? (I could be wrong here, but I thought I'd read that.)

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    Re: Human rights groups say Obama has failed on Guantanamo

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Read more @: [/FONT][/COLOR]Human rights groups say Obama has failed on Guantanamo | Al Jazeera America

    Although some minor progress has been made im deeply disappointed in this. I was excited in 2008 when he claimed he was going to close it and we got nothing. Then he made his big speech but only 2 detainees have been released to their home governments and this is deeply disappointing and disturbing. It seems Obama has put this back on the backburner.
    And you don't think there could possibly be any reason why he would change his mind on the issue when he took off the tinfoil hat?

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    Re: Human rights groups say Obama has failed on Guantanamo

    Quote Originally Posted by ReformCollege View Post
    And you don't think there could possibly be any reason why he would change his mind on the issue when he took off the tinfoil hat?
    What tinfoil hat? That statement about a tinfoil hat, is usually for conspiracy theorists. How is this at all a "tinfoil hat" kind of scenario?


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    Re: Human rights groups say Obama has failed on Guantanamo

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Most people agree it's necessary.



    ps. Breaking News?
    Indefinite detention without trial is never ****ing necessary.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Human rights groups say Obama has failed on Guantanamo

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Indefinite detention without trial is never ****ing necessary.
    Gitmo is necessary. Military tribunals are fine for foreign enemy combatants captured in action against the US. In the old days, they'd just be shot.

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    Re: Human rights groups say Obama has failed on Guantanamo

    Quote Originally Posted by ReformCollege View Post
    And you don't think there could possibly be any reason why he would change his mind on the issue when he took off the tinfoil hat?
    Congress passed a resolution forbidding him from bringing any Guantanamo prisoners on to American soil for trial. Could that have changed his mind?

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    Re: Human rights groups say Obama has failed on Guantanamo

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Gitmo is necessary. Military tribunals are fine for foreign enemy combatants captured in action against the US. In the old days, they'd just be shot.
    was berga necessary for the germans, that's where they sent some of our p.o.ws?


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