President Obama and Guantanamo Bay

Now that the press is telling President Obama he is the comeback kid for pushing legislation he had nothing to with through congress. He started to bring out some of his failed initiative to see if he can jam them through. This lame duck congress rolled over and turned into a patsy under the pressure of the incoming tea party class. We hear that President Barack Obama is showing interest again in the closing of Guantanamo Bay. The White House has acknowledged it is working on an executive order that would set up a legal process for detainees who are being held there indefinitely. It was a tacit acknowledgment that the U.S. naval prison in Cuba will be open for the foreseeable future. The problem is many in his wacko liberal base strongly oppose detention without a trial. President Obama is looking into what to do with people who cannot be prosecuted but are too dangerous to be released. It is a step in the right direction that this is acknowledged. This all rolls back to of course they are afraid to put them in court to be prosecuted because the evidence against them came from harsh interrogation. The answer is simple military trials and life sentences.

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