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GITMO might not close? Recent attack complicates the planned closing.

A former State Department attorney and strong advocate for closure suggests GITMO may not close during Obama's presidency. release and return to terror of prisoners means it might not be a good idea.


Asked by yourspecialkid at 10:45 AM on Jan. 7, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • What was the "recruiting tool" before Gitmo?

    Answer by Carpy at 12:01 PM on Jan. 7, 2010

  • yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 10:46 AM on Jan. 7, 2010

  • Add another to Obama's tab of broken promises.
    Didn't bring home the troops he sent more.
    Raising taxes on the middle class. My dh is a prison guard and we have one of the Cadillac plans that he said go ahead and tax at 40%!
    The stimulus didn't create jobs unemployment got much higher.
    No healthcare on CSPAN.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:51 AM on Jan. 7, 2010

  • Actually, They just announced it WOULD still be closed...


    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 10:53 AM on Jan. 7, 2010

  • Closing the Guantanamo Bay detention facility remains “a national security imperative” despite a news report that two of the planners behind the attempted airborne bombing on Christmas Day had been released from Gitmo in 2007, a senior administration official said.

    The administration official said, “The detention facility at Guantanamo has been used by Al Qaeda as a rallying cry and recruiting tool — including its affiliate al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. As our military leaders have recognized, closing the detention facility at Guantanamo is a national security imperative. Read more:



    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 10:54 AM on Jan. 7, 2010

  • Personally I think it shouldn't close but it will. Definately not before Obamas State of the Union like he wanted but it will. In fact I predict it will move to Illinois. They have decided to sell the prison in Ill and I'll bet my right arm it will be bought by the government. They will then move all GITMO remaining detainees to the USA . Any new terrorists caught, homegrown or off the battlefield with be moved here. It will be GITMO 2 - Illinois. It will be this summer before the transaction is done but I suspect by late 2010 they will start the transfers. Don't you GITMO haters feel so much better now?

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 11:00 AM on Jan. 7, 2010

  • The tax is charged to insurance companies, . Despite the politically powerful unions that oppose it, the tax is enormously attractive to government economists because it both raises revenue -- $149 billion over ten years -- and should depress the rate of health care inflation by discouraging companies from offering more generous health plans. The Joint Committee on Taxation and the CBO credit the tax as the largest factor in "bending the cost curve" and cutting the federal deficit, as the Senate bill is expected to do


    Answer by Anonymous at 11:00 AM on Jan. 7, 2010

  • Sweet, your news is OLD---December 29. The administration is begininng to face pressure from people that have been advocating it be leave it open!

    Of course Obama hasn't announced he will keep it open and he likely never will....time will just slip by without it closing.

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 11:02 AM on Jan. 7, 2010

  • Don't you GITMO haters feel so much better now?

    Since Gitmo is a KNOWN recruitment tool for terrorists? yes...

    President Bush says he would like to close the detention center in Guantanamo in Cuba, but is waiting for a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on whether inmates can face military tribunals.

    "Obviously, the Guantanamo issue is a sensitive issue for people," Mr. Bush told ARD German television. "I very much would like to end Guantanamo; I very much would like to get people to a court.

    "And we're waiting for our Supreme Court to give us a decision as to whether the people need to have a fair trial in a civilian court or in a military court," he said in a transcript released Sunday.



    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:02 AM on Jan. 7, 2010

  • He was for terrorists rights as well????? or just for what America is SUPPOSED to stand for??? Mr. Bush said in the interview with ARD on Thursday that either way the court rules, "they will get a trial which they, themselves, were unwilling to give to the people that they're willing to kill." Mr. Bush said the United States "is strong on human rights and civil rights."


    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:04 AM on Jan. 7, 2010