A former State Department attorney and strong advocate for closure suggests GITMO may not close during Obama's presidency.
http://blog.newsweek.com/blogs/declassified/archive/2010/01/06/guantanamo-is-not-ever-going-to-be-closed.aspxThe release and return to terror of prisoners means it might not be a good idea.
Answer by Carpy at 12:01 PM on Jan. 7, 2010
Answer by yourspecialkid at 10:46 AM on Jan. 7, 2010
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
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
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