Theodore's World: Obama Reaffirms Guantanamo Bay Prison Closure Plans

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January 06, 2010

Obama Reaffirms Guantanamo Bay Prison Closure Plans

Obama reaffirms Guantanamo Bay prison closure plans


Barack Obama has said a Yemen-linked plot to bomb an airliner will not prevent the closure of the US prison at Guantanamo Bay.

The US has suspended the repatriation of Yemeni prisoners held there in the wake of the plot, claimed by a Yemen-based al-Qaeda offshoot.

Nearly half of those remaining at the detention centre at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, are from Yemen…

“It was always our intent to transfer detainees to other countries only under conditions that provide assurances that our security is being protected,” Mr Obama said on Tuesday, during a briefing on security reviews ordered after the airliner plot.
“With respect to Yemen in particular, there’s an ongoing security situation which we have been confronting for some time, along with our Yemeni partner.”
Obama said the camp would still be shut, “in a manner that keeps the American people safe and secure”.
“Make no mistake, we will close Guantanamo prison, which has damaged our national security interests and become a tremendous recruiting tool for al-Qaeda,” he said.
“In fact, that was an explicit rationale for the formation of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.“


Wild Thing's comment........

Obama has no shame whatsoever. He has been President for 50 weeks, and he still blames his predecessor whenever something goes wrong.

Obama is a clear and present danger to the security of the United States.

" But make no mistake"....said Obama.

You know I TRULY HATE the way he speaks, not only WHAT he said but his speech pattern, his talking down to everyone.


HEY FREAK Obama....LISTEN Up!!!!

Famous Speech: A Few Good Men:

Col. Jessep: *You want answers?*
Kaffee: *I want the truth!*
Col. Jessep: *You can’t handle the truth!*
Col. Jessep: Son, we live in a world that has walls, and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Whose gonna do it? You? You, Lt. Weinburg? I have a greater responsibility than you could possibly fathom. You weep for Santiago, and you curse the Marines. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know. That Santiago’s death, while tragic, probably saved lives. And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives. You don’t want the truth because deep down in places you don’t talk about at parties, you want me on that wall, you need me on that wall. We use words like honor, code, loyalty. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather you just said, “Thank you,” and went on your way, Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon, and stand a post. Either way, I don’t give a damn what you think you are entitled to.

Posted by Wild Thing at January 6, 2010 02:50 AM


He shouldn't have sent those released back to Yemen. They're rejoining Al Qaeda, just like they said they wouldn't and now he wants to stick them in a prison in Thomson, Illinois. Why? Gitmo is a good place for them, away from society. They do get good treatment there (unlike what the media is telling all of us) and they are not being tortured. Obama just doesn't have all his marbles in play and doesn't use them all.

Posted by: Lynn at January 6, 2010 08:17 AM

He came on yesterday about 4:45 PM, I can't watch the son of a bitch had to change the channel to NFL network until the dork was finished with his latest lie.

How does shutting Gitmo, transferring the prisoners to their home country or putting them in prison here make us safer ? They came up with this convoluted idea during Bush and have kept at it. Where do they get the idea that Gitmos is a lightning rod for al qaeda and to use it as a recruiting too.

Bush kept us safe from attack for 8 years. In the last year since this soutpeil took office they have increased. They are not only stupid they are not very good liars.

Posted by: Mark at January 6, 2010 08:43 AM

Relocate them to the Eurabian Union - London - and Hollywood and California Berkeley University!

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at January 6, 2010 10:22 AM

obama, reid, pelosi, code pink, and ALL liberal pussys should be forced to watch this video and take a test on it fifty times a day everyday, or better yet like said in the video stand post with a gun defending what they don't appreciate!!!

What does it matter (using their logic) where we keep them???? Gitmo vs IL vs obama's bathroom what does it matter???? Our enemies recruit for their jihad not because of "where" we have their comrades or even that we have them they recruit just because they want to KILL ALL of us not because we were able to capture a few of them and are holding them at gitmo!!!!!

Moving them from gitmo to IL won't stop them from trying to kill us!!!!!!! It only makes them laugh that we elected someone so damn stupid to think that!!!!

Posted by: Richard at January 6, 2010 10:49 AM

The Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp should not be closed, but quite the contrary, it should be expanded within the 45 square mile Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base.

This administration seems so anti-military and more governed by citizens of the world than by American citizens.

There’s a lot of military history there in Eastern Cuba and we as Americans should continue to stand our ground at GITMO.

“Tantum Eruditi Sunt Liberi” 6 Jan 2010.

Posted by: Carlos at January 6, 2010 07:00 PM

Great input thank you all so much.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 7, 2010 12:35 AM