After 7 Years In Office, Obama Finally To Offer Plan On Closing Gitmo

Obama’s first act as POTUS was to sign an Executive Order to find a way to close Guantanamo Bay detention facility. What happened after that is that Obama learned that just because the Emperor makes a statement doesn’t mean everyone else in government will jump to make it happen. And, when Obama failed to provide a rational plan to close Gitmo, instead focusing on lots of other things, like fundraising, vacations, golf, parties, and denigrating the opposition, it wasn’t going to happen. Furthermore, his attempted shenanigans in trying to prosecute some jihadis, such as Khalid Sheikh Mohammad in a civilian court around the corner from the former site of the World Trade Center, made people leery of his ultimate goals. Now, he will reportedly try again

(Fox News) President Obama is expected to detail his plan Tuesday to begin the shutdown of the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, in a last-ditch effort to make good on a 2008 campaign promise.

Obama will speak at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday morning from the Roosevelt Room, the White House announced, saying the topic would be Guantanamo Bay but giving no further details.

Obama’s address comes as the plan to shut down the controversial facility and transfer the remaining detainees to a holding center in the United States will be delivered to Congress.

Interestingly, none of the plans include building a detention facility or using an existing one anywhere near Chicago.

The U.S. officials say the plan considers 13 different locations in the U.S., including seven existing prison facilities in Colorado, South Carolina and Kansas, as well as six other locations on current military bases. They say the plan doesn’t recommend a preferred site and the cost estimates are meant to provide a starting point for a conversation with Congress.

Nothing in any deep Democratic states. Huh. The GOP should totally troll Obama by authorizing the construction of a facility in Chicago, near Obama’s home in the toney Hyde Park area. It is currently illegal for the military to transfer any detainee to US soil, per two laws Obama signed, and, despite Obama whining that those laws were unconstitutional (despite signing them), the military says it will comply with the law.

So, expect Obama to show up around 10:40-10:50.

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One Response to “After 7 Years In Office, Obama Finally To Offer Plan On Closing Gitmo”

  1. Dana says:

    Congress will never approve, so President Obama will have to leave it open, but he can still empty it out on his own authority, which is what he has been doing all along.

    Barack Hussein Obama would rather release known, dangerous Islamist fighters than keep them locked up. However, it does illustrate one real weakness: you should never, ever, take anyone prisoner whom you are unwilling to ever see released. When we encounter Islamist fighters, we should take no prisoners; they must all be killed.

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