Closing Guantánamo Fades as a Priority

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    Wasn't that one of the reasons you Liberals voted for Obama? Why yes it was!:

    NY Times Advertisement
    I know that's gotta' just piss you Liberals off to no end! Knowing that they'll be held there and forced to participate in Soccer leagues.

    Oh the Huge Manatee! :eek:
     
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    We all knew that Bush errrr Obama wasn't going to close Guantanamo.
     
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    Why hasnt Obama closed Gitmo? Is it because of stiff political opposition from the right as well as many democrats? If it was politically feasible Obama would have closed Gitmo by now.
     
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    Good.
     
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    For once Obama has decided not to defy the will of the people.

    To bad he is only doing it for political expediency. See he has made the calculation that he will piss less people off keeping it open than by closing it. That is the only reason Obama does anything. To gain politically.
     
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    When has stiff opposition from the right ever swayed Obama on anything?

    His first act of office was signing a proclamation to close Gitmo. It was a main plank in his campaign. He declared its presence was a threat to the U.S. and was being used as a recruiting tool by al Qaeda.
    What happened to all that? Are we less safe now because Gitmo is still open?
    Or was all of that some rhetorical bullshit designed to get him elected and mollify his Arab friends?
    I'm betting on the second.
     
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    So, doing what represents the will of the people, bad.

    Doing what doesn't represent the will of the people, bad.

    The obsession with negatively portraying everything the president does is why you people are such a laughingstock. A bunch of old hens gossiping about the neighbor lady they've all decided they hate. :lol::lol:
     
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    No. If it were practical, he would have.

    He should have known better as a candidate than to think it practical. His supporters never really gave a shit to begin with, other than to use it against W. Once it bacame BO's prison, it was cool.
     
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    So when he assumed office closing it was the will of the people, and at what point was closing it not the will of the people?
    DO you think it's asking to much to hold people responsible for decisions they've made or for implementing policies they've run on?
    The obsession for excusing every mistake and screw up of this administration makes those who do it a laughingstock.
     
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    So what is the conclusion here? People who wanted Gitmo closed are supposed to vote Republican in 2012 because Obama hasn't closed Gitmo?
     

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