Pres. Obama to call for plan to close Gitmo

Mar 2012
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President Barack Obama on Tuesday will present a long-awaited plan to Congress to shut down the controversial detention facility at Guantanamo Bay.

He is expected to discuss Guantanamo from the Roosevelt Room at 10:30 a.m. ET, the White House said.

U.S. officials say the long-awaited plan, which has been on Obama's agenda since he took office in 2009, calls for up to $475 million in construction costs, according to the AP. The cost would in part cover the transfer of some of the remaining 91 detainees to facilities in the United States, but officials say it will ultimately be offset by as much as $180 million per year in operating cost savings.


Obama to Present Plan to Close Prison at Guantanamo Bay - NBC News
 
Jun 2014
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GITMO is an illegal prison camp. It should have never existed to begin with. Republicans are blocking it's closure only because they are unable to admit to having ever made a mistake.
 
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Rorschach

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Aug 2012
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After 8 years of promises to do so!

No matter, as he has all but, emptied it, anyways.

I KNOW!!!

Maybe he can pardon them on his way out!
 
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President Barack Obama on Tuesday will present a long-awaited plan to Congress to shut down the controversial detention facility at Guantanamo Bay.

He is expected to discuss Guantanamo from the Roosevelt Room at 10:30 a.m. ET, the White House said.

U.S. officials say the long-awaited plan, which has been on Obama's agenda since he took office in 2009, calls for up to $475 million in construction costs, according to the AP. The cost would in part cover the transfer of some of the remaining 91 detainees to facilities in the United States, but officials say it will ultimately be offset by as much as $180 million per year in operating cost savings.


Obama to Present Plan to Close Prison at Guantanamo Bay - NBC News
Yes, and I saw an article saying the Pentagon was working on it with him.

Thx :)
 
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Devil505

Former Staff
Jan 2008
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Good for him!

Let the party of NO bitch all they want.......Fuck-em!

Next: Pull all our troops out of AF Mr. President.