Skip to comments.O's Broken Record: "I'm Gonna Close GITMO." But the Pentagon plans $200 mil more to keep it open?
Posted on 05/01/2013 11:33:02 AM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
Hmmm... Obama has replugged the record player that plays the broken GIMO record: "I'm gonna close GITMO...I'm gonna close GITMO...I'm gonna close GITMO..."
He had a filibuster-proof Senate (and even with Dem holdouts, using a finance maneuver, Reid could have used the nuclear option or something similar to it on the 5-6 Senate Dems that would have wanted to keep it open). And the Pelosi House at one time could have defunded GITMO, or refused to fund it in 2009.
Things must be worse with his hard-core base than we thought...for him to try this redux.
But... the Pentagon supposedly wants to spend $200 million more to keep it open... and what happened to the ambassador that was supposedly working with other countries to transfer GITMO detainees? Didn't the State Dep't reassign him?
Again, yawn. GIMTO will stay open...
Is this the best he has left to try and fire his base up? This meat isn't even close to being red, much less being even a pale pink.
Things araen’t so peachy for the prez right now. ObamaCare being exposed by Baucus of all people...Yet another GITMO closure promise...
Didn’t a journalist ask him recently if he has any juice left?
He doesn’t know what to do with them. Exact same problem that GWB had. But do you think the media would give GWB credit?