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02:50 PM on 05/02/2013
Guantanamo was an unfortunate means to an end when initiated by the Bush administration. There are realities in life ... that are sometimes bitter pills to swallow, and it is always much more pleasureable to lay fault at an "opponent's" feet. However, the honest reality is that there were many things dropped in the lap of the current administration that were extremely more complex to change or correct, than even the most experienced political minds could fathom. This is unfortunately one of them. To release those who have already performed criminal acts, and are intent on the destruction of any democratic nation ... through violence and mayhem would be unconscionable. However, to release them to another country would only put a bullseye on that country. This is a conundrum that those who so easily find fault with everything ... might try to find a solution for. Anyone can find fault ... if you are not part of the solution ... you are positively, part of the problem !
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rae112754
03:22 PM on 05/02/2013
Funny, they said the same thing about the Viet Nam War and ending it. But Nixon took over in office as president in 1970, and all of the US troops were withdrawn and gone by the end of 1973. Just three years into his term of office and he did what the four previous presidents could'nt seem to do. When it comes to the Obama administration there is a tremendous difference between wanting to do something and saying that they want to do something.
03:44 PM on 05/02/2013
You forget that Mr. Nixon had no choice. The Congress de-funded the war...no appropriation for equipment, materiale,or military pay after August 15, 1973.
03:44 PM on 05/02/2013
Is Nixon the President that resigned facing impeachment ? There is probably very little "funny" about that ... or things that we'll never even know, that happened during the "Nixon" adiministration. The sad fact remains the same ... any of us can sit around pointing fingers and second guessing decisions that are made --> Anyone can find fault ... if you are not part of the solution ... you are positively, part of the problem !
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tooumbrella
03:51 PM on 05/02/2013
Smartest move ever made by a president was to house terrorists in GITMO. Dumbest move is from obama who would bring terrorists closer to the USA by housing them here on American soil.
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enyce92104
I yam's what I yam's...
02:47 PM on 05/02/2013
"There were about 245 prisoners at Guantanamo when Obama, a Democrat, took office in 2009 and that has dropped to 166. But releases have slowed to a trickle under restrictions imposed by Congress, including a ban on any of them being brought to the United States"

Obstructionist GOP at it as always... Won't even trust our own prison system with being able to keep them inside. NIMBY fools!
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tooumbrella
03:52 PM on 05/02/2013
You must want to feed and house them yourself, right?
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stepheneng
So conservative that I'm Progressive
04:24 PM on 05/02/2013
Lots of time on your hands today?
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sknkdg
Supercilious vagabond and roustabout
02:46 PM on 05/02/2013
Gitmo remaining open is a blot on our county's integrity. It should have been closed down years ago with prisoners being transferred into the federal penal system. There are some who believe they pose a risk by being brought stateside, but we have a long history of keeping terrorists in our prison system with absolutely zero problems resulting from it. Why is it so hard for American politicians to do the right thing?
03:51 PM on 05/02/2013
Consider this: all federal programs, excepting (now) the FAA, are experiencing budget cuts and service reduction. Regarding contracts and grants, those programs have been absolutely crippled. Therefore, what proof do we have that Gitmo is safer than the average bear, since it is, after all, run by a federal department, DoD? I agree with you - the time to act has come and gone. Now, it is just a matter of expediency.
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tooumbrella
03:52 PM on 05/02/2013
That is crapola at its best.
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mothra666
sdrawkcab si oib-orcim yM
05:58 PM on 05/02/2013
he's right
02:44 PM on 05/02/2013
Didn't Muslim terrorist just bomb the Boston Marathon? Maybe its just me but is Obama's timing on this a little crazy? Is he actually that concerned about the GITMO hunger strike that he is willing to place Americans in harms way.
02:54 PM on 05/02/2013
LOL Poor guy ... ,always, damned if he does ... damned if he doesn't !! :-)
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rae112754
03:28 PM on 05/02/2013
Where has it been yet proven that those responsible for the Boston Marathon bombing were Muslim terrorists ???? And as for putting americans in harms way. Obama has been doing that ever since he started his secret hit list program with assassinating supposed terrorists, includingan american citizen with drone strikes. Did you actually think for a second that these terrorist groups were just going to stand by idlely and do nothing as Obama assassinated them all, one at a time. Everytime Obama and one of his drones takes out one of them. They come right back with some sort of reprisal attack, such as a car bomb. And its not Obama they are going after, its us, the innocent american civilian.
02:43 PM on 05/02/2013
Mr President
I would hope that you would be willing to try to tackle one of many issues that you have a chance in solving before opening this can of worms that very few would agree with you on ...It seams like you are accomplishing little and are throwing in the towel on topics you campaigned on to complete ..
Perhaps you should start working on some of the smaller issues and complete them so you begin your list of positive acheivements .. Its still a lame duck congress that is fighting you on every issue and most level headed voter can see that but trying to close a base full of terriost doesnt have a chance in heil of happening ..
02:43 PM on 05/02/2013
Someone should tell Obama the stoy of "Little boy blue".
02:42 PM on 05/02/2013
Don't forget Obama is also the guy who bypassed Congress to arm the 'rebels' in Lybia that lead to Benghazi.
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rae112754
03:30 PM on 05/02/2013
Are you talking about those same rebels that were responsible for 9/11, except back then we called them terrorists.
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mothra666
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06:01 PM on 05/02/2013
Nonsense.
02:40 PM on 05/02/2013
If you didn't know he is a anti-American Muslim in 2008, you should by now.
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mothra666
sdrawkcab si oib-orcim yM
06:01 PM on 05/02/2013
How can you live being so stupid?
02:39 PM on 05/02/2013
Wasn't it supposed to be Saudis that blew up the Trade Center? How come we didn't nuke them and take all their oil for free???? Oh they funded the Bush family and GW? sorry, I'll just go back to Hollywood Insider and wonder how Robert Wagner got away with tossing Natalie Wood into the sea and letting her drown so he could sell reverse mortgages on TV. America! Land of opportunity! America? "It's just about money"-Meyer Lanksy. "You get further in America with a gun and a kind word than just a kind word"-Al Capone.
02:38 PM on 05/02/2013
Nobody cares about a handful of terrorists. Fix the damn economy.
02:37 PM on 05/02/2013
Said he'd do this 5 years ago.
02:38 PM on 05/02/2013
He also said he would cut the debt in half in his first term. How did that work out?
02:45 PM on 05/02/2013
It didn't. Like most of his promises, he failed to deliver.
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mothra666
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06:02 PM on 05/02/2013
he signed the order to do it fiver years ago. What do you want, magic?
06:03 PM on 05/02/2013
nope. just leadership. But with this guy I may as well be asking for magic since he possesses neither.
02:36 PM on 05/02/2013
Obama is a much greater threat to America than those inmates at Gitmo ever were.
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mothra666
sdrawkcab si oib-orcim yM
06:03 PM on 05/02/2013
no, it's racis'ts like you that threaten america.
02:33 PM on 05/02/2013
Remember. folks, our prisons are not secure enough to hold the Guantanamo prisoners, per Republicans. Don't cut the money flowing into Guantanamo, ( Castro makes out ), cut Medicaid.
02:33 PM on 05/02/2013
This time he really means it. He'll either close GITMO tomorrow or some day after that!

I thought they were on a hunger stike? Give it time the prisoners will close it for us.
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petrock1963
I'm trying to believe you.
02:37 PM on 05/02/2013
Well if we give them a lawyer they will.
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tooumbrella
03:19 PM on 05/02/2013
You want to pay for it/
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awpaguy
retired old soldier
03:30 PM on 05/02/2013
You are so right! No sweat on our part, they don't want to eat, don't try to feed them. That would be forcing something on them against their will. That's a good way to get all the bleeding heart liberals riled up. This way they have nothing to complain about, it's what the prisoners wanted. Problem solved. Of course they could always put them all on a ship then let the Navy take target practice on the ship. Again, problem solved.
02:32 PM on 05/02/2013
Obama should be tried for treason, impeached and put in Gitmo himself.
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mothra666
sdrawkcab si oib-orcim yM
06:04 PM on 05/02/2013
adorable little birther speaks