GITMO detainees and Tahmooressi. Really, is there a difference?
Before Barack Obama was elected president, he won over many civil libertarians and Bush Administration critics by promising to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, arguing that it was wrong and unnecessary to indefinitely lock people in cages without charges, trial, or hope of release.
Now, let's look at American Sgt Tahmooressi.
"Punched. Slapped. Cursed at. Deprived of water and food. Shackled to a bed with a "four-point restraint for almost a month."
Obama had a conversation Thrusday with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto (where he promised to send him millions of dollars in hopes to keep their little illegal children from crossing our border - see thread here: http://www.cafemom.com/group/99198/forums/read/20042425/White_House_to_spend_millions_to_curb_undocumented_children_crossing_border
But The White House will not say whether the U.S. Marine imprisoned in Mexico was even mentioned. Either way, he's still there. Imprisioned.
Based on Obama's beliefs about GITMO staying open: Is there a difference between GITMO prisoners and Tahmooressi?