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Obama Budget Seeks $100 Million To Close Guantanamo Det. Facility
nasdaq.com/DOW JONES NEWSWIRES ^ | May 7, 2009 | Corey Boles, Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES

Posted on 05/07/2009 10:20:14 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Obama Budget Seeks $100 Million To Close Guantanamo Detention Facility

WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- U.S. President Barack Obama's budget requests $100 million to help close the Guantanamo military detention facility, after House Democrats stripped out a similar request from a bill to pay for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq through the rest of fiscal 2009.

The president had included a request of $80 million to pay for the closing the prison in an $83.4 billion war funding bill submitted to Congress last month.

The revised $100 million request was included in Obama's $3.6 trillion budget for fiscal 2010, details of which were released Thursday.

The request is small compared to the overall cost to pay for the wars or the $ 3.6 trillion budget. Yet the initial request provoked a strong reaction on Capitol Hill by lawmakers who are uncomfortable with the idea of bringing Guantanamo detainees onto American soil

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government
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1 posted on 05/07/2009 10:20:14 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives
The bigger question is what to do with the terrorists?

Perhaps have them join the local chapter of ACORN ? ;-)


2 posted on 05/07/2009 10:24:09 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives
I heard a report that as long as we are at war. LEGALLY Obama is screwed as they CAN BE HELD.

Does this empty suited fool ever stop spending money?Didn't he already allocate money towards this? To study it and waste more money?

3 posted on 05/07/2009 10:24:49 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: XeniaSt
Guantanamo Bay Terrorists: Coming to a Neighborhood Near You?
4 posted on 05/07/2009 10:26:32 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives
What exactly would the money be used for? It seems odd you would need that kind of money to close a prison.
5 posted on 05/07/2009 10:26:55 AM PDT by NMEwithin
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To: NMEwithin
I have no idea. It is such a waste. For all we know it is to pay the ACLU for defending the terrorists.

Possibly to build a new prison for them. WHAT A FREAKING WASTE!!! Gitmo is ideal for them now. It is all about Obama wanting our enemies to have rights. It is a sad day in America this marxist fool is ruining our country by the seconds... every day.

6 posted on 05/07/2009 10:32:00 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives
"U.S. President Barack Obama's budget requests $100 million to help close the Guantanamo military detention facility"

Probably going to be used as payoff to whomever takes these jerks off his hands.

7 posted on 05/07/2009 10:35:10 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

Did he look in his campaign cash accounts?


8 posted on 05/07/2009 10:35:10 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: NMEwithin
"What exactly would the money be used for?"

Payoffs to those who take the detainees in.

9 posted on 05/07/2009 10:37:40 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: mass55th

China said they would take them but the long legged mack daddy does not want them killed or tortured.


10 posted on 05/07/2009 10:39:02 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: <1/1,000,000th%

We are paying for this waste.


11 posted on 05/07/2009 10:40:06 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: XeniaSt

“The bigger question is what to do with the terrorists?”

I had an idea yesterday. Put them into zoos, all around the country. Just throw food into their cages once a day. Hose them off once a month.


12 posted on 05/07/2009 10:40:10 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

It would cost far less than that to BUILD the damn prison.


13 posted on 05/07/2009 10:41:17 AM PDT by Sig Sauer P220 (Arlene Sphincter epitomizes everything rotten about career politicians.)
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To: Sig Sauer P220

I guess that sounds correct so why does he need so much damned money? To further stall and pay off the ACLU for the terrorists he so protects?


14 posted on 05/07/2009 10:43:27 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
I had an idea yesterday. Put them into zoos, all around the country. Just throw food into their cages once a day. Hose them off once a month.

Only if we put them in with the donkeys. ;-)

15 posted on 05/07/2009 10:43:29 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: XeniaSt

A zoo is too good for them. The ACLU would have them released on human rights and PETA charges.


16 posted on 05/07/2009 10:47:04 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

Here is a stupid idea.

You take every terrorist who fought against America, line them up on a wall and put a bullet in each ones head.

Basically, you fulfill the Geneva Convention obligation that someone who fights against a nation who is not a soldier of that nation has no rights.

The ones who didn’t fight, but got caught up in all the action get sent back to their host country. Airfare would cost about 1/4 million and bullets at todays prices would cost about the same.


17 posted on 05/07/2009 10:56:01 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Welcome to Germany, circa 1933.)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

$100 million dollars to close a prison?

How could it cost more than a few hundred thousand dollars at the most?

This is just more funny money for Obama to misappropriate and pass on to his cronies.


18 posted on 05/07/2009 10:57:43 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Suppose you were a clueless idiot, and suppose you were Barack Obama; but I repeat myself)
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To: EQAndyBuzz
We can legally hold them as long as there is a war on terror.... hmmmmmm maybe why Obama cut that word out? Who's side is he on anyway? Oh and they HAVE NO RIGHTS!!!

This ticks me off beyond words.

19 posted on 05/07/2009 11:09:10 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives
"China said they would take them but the long legged mack daddy does not want them killed or tortured."

They'll just sell their organs to the highest bidder. What's the big deal?

20 posted on 05/07/2009 11:20:00 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

I had an idea yesterday. Put them into zoos, all around the country. Just throw food into their cages once a day. Hose them off once a month.
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Food must be pork, every single meal.


21 posted on 05/07/2009 11:20:16 AM PDT by mojitojoe ( Idiots elected a Marxist ideologue with narcissistic personality disorder & America is dying.)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives
"The request is small compared to the overall cost to pay for the wars or the $ 3.6 trillion budget."

Another thing wrong with government spending.

22 posted on 05/07/2009 11:21:34 AM PDT by nufsed (Release the birth certificate, school and passport records.)
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To: mojitojoe

Ok, the pork as a meal part sells me.


23 posted on 05/07/2009 11:28:34 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: NMEwithin

Because Odumba would need to build a new facility or retrofit a military base somewhere to move them too.

I’m half suspicious that the administration encouraged the stripping of the original request behind the scenes and this new request is just more political theater for the foaming at the mouth left because the WH and the smarter dems realize that closing Gitmo is permanent political death if even one former detainee creates a disturbance of any kind on US soil.

If an unemployed Ughar commits armed robbery or gets drunk and shoots up his apartment the proverbial you know what will hit the fan and spray the democrat party with excrement.


24 posted on 05/07/2009 11:41:03 AM PDT by Valpal1 (Always be prepared to make that difference.)
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To: Valpal1

I do not think Obama cares about the demokrats political future.


25 posted on 05/07/2009 12:30:10 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

No, but he cares about his and he doesn’t want to get stuck with a “worse than Carter” historical legacy.

He can’t really just release these guys, he can’t really try them in regular courts. He’s afraid of his own rabid left supporters because they are more loyal to their weird America hatred than they are to him, so he’s got this huge problem. Can’t close Gitmo, can’t keep it open. So make empty promises while his toadies in congress pull his “closure” funding and he can shrug and claim he’s trying.


26 posted on 05/07/2009 12:43:21 PM PDT by Valpal1 (Always be prepared to make that difference.)
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