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Fri May 03, 2013 at 02:13 PM PDT

Calling out Barack Obama!

by johnxbrown

This will be brief, and to one point only: Gitmo

I know, i realize that with the best of intentions, BHO asked that Guantanamo be closed and its inhabitants, clients, prisoners and staff be reassigned to prisons or other facilities inside the continental USA. Senator Dick Durbin(Ill) even had a underutilized new SuperMax prison he offered up as a substitute.  With plenty of cowards, knee knockers and Democrats sniffing the butt shorts of republicans a few points behind them in the polls deserting him, Obama in his first days got slapped down, and he backed off with the threats from Congress.   (m0re)

It is now 5 years later.  Congress is infested with Tea Party hystericals and even more political cowardice (see the gun background check votes), as well as half the former Blue Dogs and dozens of Tea Party types busy spinning circles and taking useless vote aftyer useless vote.  Pentagon wants 200 million to restore and improve Gitmo.  Obma backed down and retreated once, as political expediency. he has a hunger strike lasting over 80 days that more than a hundred prisoners are undertaking.

I suggest he take up Durbin's offer, use Federal money to pay for costs in Illinois in a already adequate structure, and transfer the population now at 160 or so. The irony ios over 130 are supposed to be released but the Feds haven't figured out how to do it yet. So about 40 to sixty prisoners are required to be kept for a trial.

So do it. move them and give them a deadline. Then tell the American people what you are doing and dare the buttholes in Congress to snort and whine and scream they have a better idea. You do it, let them cry.

Thank you, for human rights that have been abused in our name way way, too long.

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