Closing Gitmo In 2010: Governing Is Hard!

Had to swipe part of that headline from Cassandra, as President Neophyte learns that giving speeches with TOTUS is quite a bit easier than, you know, getting things done

Rebuffed this month by skeptical lawmakers when it sought finances to buy a prison in rural Illinois, the Obama administration is struggling to come up with the money to replace the Guantánamo Bay prison.

As a result, officials now believe that they are unlikely to close the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, and transfer its population of terrorism suspects until 2011 at the earliest — a far slower timeline for achieving one of President Obama’s signature national security policies than they had previously hinted.

Hmm, that prioritizing and effectively managing tasks and people in an unstable and conflicting environment in remote divisions of the workforce seems to have been missed by President Never Had A Real Job Leading.

While Mr. Obama has acknowledged that he would miss the Jan. 22 deadline for closing the prison that he set shortly after taking office, the administration appeared to take a major step forward last week when he directed subordinates to move “as expeditiously as possible” to acquire the Thomson Correctional Center, a nearly vacant maximum-security Illinois prison, and to retrofit it to receive Guantánamo detainees.

Remember, signing an Executive Order to close Gitmo was the first thing he did. We’ll give Obama a solid B+ for failure.

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4 Responses to “Closing Gitmo In 2010: Governing Is Hard!”

  1. SirRobert says:

    This is typical of a lot of Obama’s campaign promises. ‘I promise to close Guantanamo within a year’ because it is bad or something. Never really said why – something about the guests are innocent or something. Never thought it through as to what to do with the guests. Never throught it through if the guests may actually be dangerous. Never realized that a full 1/7 of all guests released to date have been found rejoining the jihad (probably more, 1/7 have just been caught again). Obama and his advisers must be the worst chess players on the planet.

  2. proof says:

    Well, he succeeded in putting a couple of detainees back out on the streets in Somalia! Wait! That’s not a good thing!

  3. Draggin his sorry ass behind a fast team of horses would make me feel good!

  4. Otter says:

    …but that would be awfully distressing to the horses. 😉

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