Politics Will Paris Terrorist Tragedy Deter WH Sh1thead from Closing Gitmo?

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  1. Javaforgotme

    Javaforgotme Well-Known Member Banned User

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    Rumor was that President (I still can't believe it) Obama was to have issued an Executive Order to close Guantanumo Bay today - but nothing came out.

    My guess is his decision has been stalled by the a-holes in Paris. My guess is the reason for the attacks in Paris was due to a movie on Youtube.

    How long before Pres O moves ahead with closing Gitmo?

    http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guyben...a-remains-committed-to-closing-gitmo-n2079930

    http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guyben...a-remains-committed-to-closing-gitmo-n2079930

    We touched on this earlier in the week when the Obama administration was carping about a federal appeals court's ruling upholding an injunction against the president's illegal amnesty fiat -- which he repeatedly saidwould exceed the boundaries of his own executive authority under the constitution prior to pulling the trigger anyway. Congress has now voted two more times to prohibit the executive branch from closing the terrorist detention facility at Guantanamo Bay by relocating its dangerous jihadist combatant population onto United States soil. They've now done so on half a dozen occasions, dating back to 2009, when Democrats held strong legislative majorities. The bipartisan will of Congress is crystal clear, and it matches the public's overwhelming stance on the question:

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    But this president fairly regularly lays bare his contempt for the legislative branchand the American people, and his administration seems to be looking for was to bypass Congress' verdict. The Wall Street Journal reports that Obama's decision to sign recently-passed defense legislation that ties his hands on Gitmo "makes it more likely" that he'd "bypass Congress to close [the] prison:"

    Mr. Obama’s decision not to veto the $607 billion defense bill for a second time makes it more likely that he will decide to go around Congress to fulfill his longstanding pledge to close the prison, setting up an election-year fight with Republicans that could end up in court...“We have long expressed our disappointment at the repeated effort by Congress to impede the closing of the prison at Guantanamo Bay. The president believes closing that prison is a national security priority,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest said...With no other avenue to shutter the prison, Mr. Obama might look to use executive action to close it. Such a step would be certain to trigger a backlash among opponents who believe the president has often stepped beyond the limits of his powers. The White House has been working on options for executive action, including legal justifications. Republicans have challenged Mr. Obama in court on other issues, including immigration and the health law, and could do so again over Guantanamo.
    The White House announced last week that "all options remain in play," with the contemptible Susan Rice adding that the administration "would die trying" to close the successful, safe prison. House Speaker Paul Ryan has laid down a marker on this, hinting that the GOP would go to war with Obama if he tries to circumvent the clear letter and spirit of the law (skip ahead to the 23 minute mark):


    I'll leave you with the center-left Denver Post editorial board, which supports closing Guantanamo Bay, urging the president to abandon his 'I'm not Bush' optics obsession -- arguing that Congress has acted unambiguously. I'll leave you with this golden oldie, which is darkly humorous in retrospect:
     
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    suckemnuckledus Well-Known Member

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    Anything else Robin?
     
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    chapped Well-Known Member

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    It's amazing what destabilizing an entire region of the world had done. ..

    But hey at least we got those weapons of mass destruction right?
     
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    Will the sun rise in the north tomorrow?
     
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    Javaforgotme Well-Known Member Banned User

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    Yes - keep going back 8 years and living in the past.

    What has THIS President done to improve our security?

    0.0.

    I can't wait for his exit, stage left.
     
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    They just need jobs.
     
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    Gitmo is one of Al Qaeda and ISIS's top recruiting factors.
     
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    Clearly because 8 years before that everything was hunky dory right?
     
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    WTF does Gitmo have to do with an attack in Paris?
     
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    Thank the morons in Congress, Obama tried over and over...:
     
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    President Shit head...that's funny...that was the same nickname I gave "W".
     
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    The killing of Jihadi John and Osama bin Laden? You need to start living in the present and turn off Fox news.
     
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    Exactly. France has a unique problem with French born Muslims that have become radicalized and have been able to travel back and forth between the Mideast and France.
     
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    I honestly don't know what's more pathetic:

    That the current president is so feeble in the area of statesmanship that he considers whining and unilateral and drastic actions a proper response to not getting his way...

    ... That he has a following of sheep that accept not getting his way as an acceptable excuse for the use of overreach and abuse of power...

    ... That this following will be whining their asses off with full press coverage when the next republican potus uses 1/10th of the power that Obama is using.
     
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    So your cool with closing gitmo? Can we send those guys to Texas?

    Btw - I hope JJ is dead - but no one is sure yet.
     
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    Javaforgotme Well-Known Member Banned User

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    The relationship is that he was going to close gitmo - but if that is the right thing to do, why delay it?
     
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    Javaforgotme Well-Known Member Banned User

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    Yes they are distant cousins. I admit Bush was a shit head - will you admit same for Barry?
     
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    MyLazyHand Russia and France Know What to Do

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    It cracks me up that lefties are blaming Bush for "destabilizing the Middle East" when you look at Obama's efforts in Libya, Syria, Iraq, and Algeria.

    The Obama Team has done incredible damage virtually everywhere they've visited or touched. Zero victories in foreign affairs.... zero.
     
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    Btw - if you don't think what is happening in France can happen here you're fooling yourself.

    France has closed their borders. I can't wait for Barry to come on TV and announce that we're keep ours open.
     
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    What has this president done for the security of this country? Lol. Look around any terrorist 9/11 attacks?
    Think for once and stop listening and believing Fox News....
     
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