Remember this solemn, hyped to the hilt promise from over two years ago?
How’s that working out? Oops.
President Obama signed an executive order Monday that will create a formal system of indefinite detention for those held at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, who continue to pose a significant threat to national security. The administration also said it will start new military commission trials for detainees there.
The announcements, coming more than two years after Obama vowed in another executive order to close the detention center, all but cements Guantanamo Bay’s continuing role in U.S. counterterrorism policy.
President Barack Obama has ordered a resumption of military trials for terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay, in an acknowledgement the prison camp for terror suspect in Cuba is unlikely to close any time soon.
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Obama’s 180 degree u-turn on closing Guantanamo is yet another embarassing policy failure, ranking right up there with such whoppers as he wouldn’t hire any lobbyists in his administration, he wouldn’t issue signing statements, passing the “stimulus” would keep unemployment under 8%, and Obamacare will lower health care costs and reduce the deficit.
/it’s more than obvious by now that you can’t trust one word that spews out of Obama’s mouth
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