Senate Votes Against Gitmo Detainee Transfer to U.S.

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    The vote was 90 to 6 against Obama and his Gitmo plans....the media sure isn't pouncing much on this news piece....

     
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    Wanna bet even if Congress remains opposed He orders them moved anyway? And the left says NOTHING about it?
     
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    Maybe Obama needs to rethink his stance on the issue.
     
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    I have to disagree with you Sarge, the President does not have the power to act on his own.

    The executive branch carries out the laws made by Congress. The president is the leader of this branch of our government. To get the job done, the president needs help. This help comes from the three parts of the executive branch — the Executive Office of the President, the cabinet, and the independent agencies.

    Congress has power over the Executive Branch. Congress also exercises "oversight," or supervision over the Executive branch and its activities. It has the power to investigate the programs and actions of the President and his administration.

    I usually agree with most of what you say, but I think you got it wrong on this issue.
     
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    you're wrong, as CIC obama can order them moved
     
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    Obama can't do shit on his own. Your ignorance of govt. is showing.

    It's one thing just saying I'm wrong, how about proving it?

    Senate blocks transfer of Gitmo detainees - Capitol Hill- msnbc.com
     
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    If not from Congress, where will Obama get the money to close it?
     
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    He's sure trying.....with another one of his oratorical wonders teleprompter speeches this morning....but I think his jive talk can only get him so far.....besides Cheney is making great headway....(and he only used his notes)

    ....besides.... the NIMBY principle is alive and well....
     
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    Hmmm.... Perhaps you've conveniently forgotten Executive Orders. You know.... Those things that were bitched about when Bush issued them, but, suddenly, when Obama issues them, they're all good....
     
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    I don't see why we can't just drop them off exactly where they were picked up... seems fair to me. Let the locals deal with them. There's no reason to let them into the US. We've got enough unwanted immigrants.
     

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