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1933, 23 Feb 16

Obama Proposes Closing Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility

After 7 years of trying to close it despite bipartisan opposition, Obama is intent on leaving his successor with the aftermath of yet another mistaken policy.

Washington (CNN)President Barack Obama on Tuesday called for the closure of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility after delivering his plan to Congress to achieve a goal that has long eluded his presidency.

The blueprint comes seven years after Obama made an Oval Office vow to permanently shutter the prison for enemy combatants, but it already faces objections from Republicans and legal obstacles they have placed to transferring Guantanamo detainees to U.S. prisons.

The truth is that there isn’t anything wrong with Gitmo. In fact, it is an ideal location to house our nation’s most dangerous foreign combatants. It is isolated and secure. The problem liberals have with it is the fact that we’re holding Gitmo detainees at all. Even though Obama has released a lot of dangerous people and intends to release some more under this plan, he still wants to keep the most dangerous in custody, but move them into prisons in the homeland where they are less isolated. What is solved by that? nothing. All it does is make them a little less secure and a little less isolated.

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think it’s the end of the world if we stop housing terrorists at Gitmo. I’m sure we can keep them fairly secure in other facilities. There just isn’t any good reason to move them from a facility that is already secure. Why risk it when Gitmo is working just fine? Does anyone seriously think that closing Gitmo will buy America any goodwill with the Islamic terrorists who want to kill us?

Obama’s plan has nothing to do with security and everything to do with feelgood liberalism.


1933, 23 February 2016


  1. Kevin Scheunemann

    Obama’s whole presidency summed up. Compassion for evil, but no compassion for the victims of the evil.

    He’s already proven some of the evil he has released is going on to commit more evil to destroy the lives of untold innocent victims.

    With this, he is attempting to rival Johnson as worst president of U.S., ever.

  2. old baldy


    They have been talking about closing Gitmo for years, even back in the early ’70s when my brother was stationed there.

    You are referring to Andrew Johnson, right? And may as well include Harding, Hoover and Grant as well.

  3. Kevin Scheunemann


    Red Herring.

    Gitmo had a stategic use the last decade…locking up evil to protect the innocent.

    Obama is just itching to unleash the evil. That is the problem.

  4. Mark Maley

    Obama is fulfilling a campaign promise .
    Politicians used to run on a platform and then govern by it

    The American people elected him twice on the platform

    We’ll get to see if the current GOP candidates
    Can do the same if elected

    Get us to full employment
    Spend a ton more on the military
    Cut everyone’s taxes
    Build a wall and have Mexico pay for it
    Bring China to his knee’s economically
    Eliminate Obamacare with some yet to be defined super great program

    Obama is just doing exactly what he said he would do . Isn’t that what elections are all about ?

  5. old baldy

    “Obama is just itching to unleash the evil”.


  6. old baldy


    Great post.

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