Guantanamo: Closed for Business! (Wrong!)
HT to Bucks Right:
There is just one day left until the terrorist detention camp at Guantanamo Bay closes. I know this because failed President Barack “I’ll Put It On C-SPAN” Obama told me so on January 22, 2009.
January 22, 2009 – WASHINGTON (CNN) — Promising to return America to the “moral high ground” in the war on terrorism, President Obama issued three executive orders Thursday to demonstrate a clean break from the Bush administration, including one requiring that the Guantanamo Bay detention facility be closed within a year.
Here’s something you don’t read every day: John McCain was right.
January 22, 2009 – Thursday night on CNN’s “Larry King Live,” McCain said he thinks the new president may have been hasty in the decision and should have taken the time to consider everything associated with closing the camp before forcing himself into a timetable.
“So, the easy part, in all due respect, is to say we’re going to close Guantanamo,” McCain said. “Then I think I would have said where they were going to be taken. Because you’re going to run into a NIMBY [not in my backyard] problem here in the United States of America.”