31 July 2009

The Fight Over Gitmo

Obama promised to close Gitmo. Congress won't let him because none of them want to go back to their constituents and say "we're parking the bad guys in your back yard."
It'll be interesting to see if Obama gets blamed for not closing Gitmo, or if Congress gets any of the blame.

Rejects Obama's $100 million request for the Pentagon to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center in Cuba and extends a current ban on releasing Guantanamo detainees in the United States. It also requires an extensive risk analysis and a detailed justification for bringing detainees into the U.S. for trial or to serve their sentences.

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