Democrats won't fund Guantanamo closing

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    AP Source: Democrats won't fund Guantanamo closing

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama's allies in the Senate will not provide funds to close the Guantanamo Bay prison next January, a top Democratic official said Tuesday.

    With debate looming on Obama's spending request to cover military and diplomatic operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, the official says Democrats will deny the Pentagon and Justice Department $80 million to relocate Guantanamo's 240 detainees.

    AP source: Democrats won't fund Guantanamo closing

    if true, this is one of those...wtf...moments

    the dems are going to end up like the repubs, making so many mistakes and hypocritical actions/words they get themsevles voted out of office
     
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    Do you bother reading your own links? Or was it an intentional misrepresentation? I'm figuring you just read the headline and got all excited without reading further.

    From your article:

    You really want to be complaining about that?
     
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    Odd how the issue was so cut and dried before. :lol:
     
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    yes, quoting a title from the AP is misleading :cuckoo:

    perhaps you should read more:

    the FACT remains that right now the title is 100% accurate. that something "likely" MIGHT happen does not make it a fact. the dems have been saying all along they want gitmo closed ASAP, now they are retreating on that stance just like obama has done.
     
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    innit? :lol:
     
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    What was so cut and dried before was a thoughtless foreign policy without ANY discussion whatsoever as to what was appropriate.

    They should shut down gitmo and get rid of another of baby bush's legacies of failure.

    But don't you think they should do it safely?

    Imbeciles... you whine that he isn't going to keep you safe and you whine that he is.

    Get a grip...

    or get out of the way.
     
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    Let them keep it up then. There may be some high profile Republicans we can throw down there at some point.
     
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    :lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
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    thanks for admitting i did not mislead, your silence tells all...

    and thanks for admitting that the dems lied about closing gitmo ASAP, they had no plan, just empty campaing promises...:clap2:

    and jillian dear, when did pointing out hypocrisy and empty campaign promises become whining? is it whining when only i do it, or do you whine as well?
     
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    Yep--I would have liked to see the look on Eric Holders face--when Germany--one of the countries who insisted that we close GITMO--to regain our world wide--"respect"--refused to take any of these detainees. STILL LOL!

    I don't know why we need to spend an additional 80 MILLION dollars--"that we don't have" when we already have a perfectly good place to keep these detainees? GITMO!
     
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