January 17, 2009
What are the chances barry closes down Guantanamo Bay on day 1 like promised? What good is an executive order that never gets executed? Anyone think it will happen in his first term? And they sure better not be brought to the US and given rights afforded the people they have vowed (and have gone back) to kill. How many daily briefings is he going to need to figure it out?
(11-12-08) Washington Post
OBAMA ADVISOR: There is always a risk of acquittal, and there is a risk some people who are released will return to the battlefield. There is no risk-free option.
(1-11-09) This Week. Stephanopoulos asks if barry will close it in the first 100 days?
OBAMA: That’s a challenge. I think it’s going to take some time and our legal teams are working in consultation with our national security apparatus as we speak to help design exactly what we need to do. But I don’t want to be ambiguous about this. (??) We are going to close Guantanamo and we are going to make sure that the procedures we set up are ones that abide by our constitution.
(1-14-09) DENVER POST
61 of the 520 released detainees have returned to killing Americans. In March, 37. That’s an increase from 7% – 11%.
How many innocent Americans can one suicide or car bomber kill? And all 61?
What about the ones who haven’t died or been caught? The ones they have lost track of? It has to be much higher number than that. And then add in all the ones they will infect.
They should implant little GPS chips into them. Maybe an anti-detonation device. And then castrate them. Go ahead and sue me. There are a bunch of Yemeni savages who will go home and “marry” their 10 y/o cousins to create more hate and oppression.
Why such care and concern for human rights in a camp detaining criminals sworn to kill when there is none for the little girls whose souls they are killing every night?
How is waterboarding a vowing to continue to kill terrorist compare to the repeated raping of a 10 y/o child by a man 2-6 times her age?
Those cavemen choose their punishment – the little girls do not.
Holder’s confirmation hearing. A third group of inmates, Holder indicated, can’t be tried “for a variety of reasons” but also can’t be released because they are too dangerous. For that reason, the Obama administration won’t be able to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility “as soon as we’d like.”
There’s campaigning and there’s governing. There’s rhetoric and there’s policy…Until Obama figures it all out, the grand pronouncements on Gitmo are just more political grandstanding.
(1-16-09) Washington Post: EU not yet asked to take Gitmo detainees
(11-20-08) English al-Jazeera spin on it