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NBC: 'Hopes' of Gitmo Terror Detainees Were 'Crushed' By Obama's Failure to Close Prison
MRC ^ | Friday, March 22, 2013 | Kyle Drennen

Posted on 03/22/2013 9:52:10 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

In a report for Thursday's NBC Today, investigative correspondent Michael Isikoff reported on plans for a $150 million renovation of the Guantanamo Bay prison still housing 166 terror detainees and sympathetically described how "despite improvements in recent years" of the facility, "the detainees' hopes of getting released were crushed when President Obama stopped talking about closing it."

Isikoff noted that some of the detainees were "engaged in a hunger strike...as an attempt to regain attention." A sound bite played of new the commanding general of the prison expressing his frustration with President Obama: "Nothing in the inauguration speech about closing it. Nothing in the State of the Union. You know, he's not re-staffing the office that was, you know, focused on closing or transferring."

Isikoff forwarded the Obama administration defense: "White House officials say they're still committed to closing Gitmo as the President once promised....But they say their hands are tied by Congress..."

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TOPICS: Editorial; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: cuba; gitmo; gtmo; hopeychangey; waronterror

1 posted on 03/22/2013 9:52:10 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Waaaah.


2 posted on 03/22/2013 9:52:43 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SunkenCiv
I love how the leftwing bed wetters all cried about how closing Gitmo was the most important thing in the world during the Bush Administration. It's very existence made us worse than the Nazis in the eyes of the world.

Actual DU screen capture:

Then Obama decided not to close it and the pukey little hypocrits timidly agreed not to care about it anymore.

3 posted on 03/22/2013 9:58:50 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: SunkenCiv

The things you read when you’re fresh out of peanut butter.


4 posted on 03/22/2013 10:02:02 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: SunkenCiv

Hunger strike my ass. These devils are playing Br’er Rabbit. They never had it so good.


5 posted on 03/22/2013 10:02:27 PM PDT by shove_it (Long ago Huxley, Orwell and Rand warned us about 0banana's USA.)
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To: SunkenCiv
$150 million renovation of the Guantanamo Bay prison still housing 166 terror detainees

How about just have the guy from Terminix do an hour there and we have no terror detainees at a cost of $150?

6 posted on 03/22/2013 10:05:10 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: bigheadfred

Old fashion firing squad would save even more money.


7 posted on 03/22/2013 10:10:13 PM PDT by doc1019 (The rabbit hole that Obama is leading us down just gets deeper and deeper.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Poor little terrorists did not get help from our Marxist savior. Marxism has mass murders so you terrorists would be only side notes to the rest of us who Zero seems to want dead. Good, evil, the progressives have it backward.


8 posted on 03/22/2013 10:13:15 PM PDT by MtnClimber (I did not vote for 0bama, someone else did that!)
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To: SunkenCiv
So they had their villas and small businesses all picked out in the Caribbean?
9 posted on 03/22/2013 10:16:03 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: doc1019

Yeah. Congress sucks. oh wait...what thread is this???


10 posted on 03/22/2013 10:18:07 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: SunkenCiv

American Muslims vote for Obama 100%

These prisoners are the walking dead.


11 posted on 03/22/2013 10:24:57 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: SunkenCiv
Good old Hope & Change disappoints another constituency block.
12 posted on 03/22/2013 10:26:48 PM PDT by Robert357 (D.Rather "Hoist with his own petard!" www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1223916/posts)
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To: bigheadfred
LOL fred ... now that's funny.
13 posted on 03/22/2013 10:30:02 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: SunkenCiv

I love the pictures. Kind of makes one think they are on a spaceship.


14 posted on 03/22/2013 10:31:59 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: SunkenCiv
they just built\renovated soccer fields for 750k
15 posted on 03/22/2013 10:33:09 PM PDT by stylin19a (obama - Fredo smart)
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To: bigheadfred
fred ... I'm blaming this on you ... LOL
16 posted on 03/22/2013 10:33:12 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: SunkenCiv; bigheadfred; everyone
My apology SunkenCiv and bigheadfred. Love you’all!
17 posted on 03/22/2013 10:35:46 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: SunkenCiv
CLOSE GITMO NOW!!!

(With the jihadis still inside)

18 posted on 03/22/2013 10:36:06 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: SunkenCiv

Do they have a Hallmark card for that?


19 posted on 03/22/2013 10:38:31 PM PDT by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: SunkenCiv
Isikoff is the same fool who falsely reported that Gitmo guards had 'flushed a Koran down a toilet'. That sparked a bunch of deadly riots in Pakistan and elsewhere, a few years ago.

He should go flush himself.

20 posted on 03/22/2013 10:50:10 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Arguing with a liberal is like playing chess with a pigeon.)
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To: SunkenCiv

As a leftist, Obama may be more willing to appease Muslims than other religions, but at the end of the day, he hates Muslims too.


21 posted on 03/22/2013 10:50:42 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: SunkenCiv

Obama is POURING MONEY into Gitmo for these killers....MILLIONS are being spent on new soccer field and a new building so the Muslims can talk to their lawyers!!!


22 posted on 03/23/2013 3:42:47 AM PDT by Ann Archy
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To: SunkenCiv

Crushing the hopes of Gitmo prisoners.

Damn: I feel real bad about that.


23 posted on 03/23/2013 3:43:47 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: SunkenCiv

Oh, poor widdle things. Join the crowd boys, your muzzy bro has crushed our dreams of a strong free America and a healthy economy.


24 posted on 03/23/2013 5:38:10 AM PDT by bgill
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To: SunkenCiv

Isikoff is ex-Newsweek.
Nuff said.


25 posted on 03/23/2013 5:46:30 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: SunkenCiv

Try each one of them, find them guilty, and then shoot them.
Problem solved.


26 posted on 03/23/2013 7:02:55 AM PDT by AlphaOneAlpha
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; AlphaOneAlpha; Ann Archy; bgill; bigheadfred; clintonh8r; dead; doc1019; ...

Thanks!


27 posted on 03/23/2013 6:32:05 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SunkenCiv
Time dating SunkenCiv. Strange goings on this evening, strarted about ten minutes ago. Seeing anything strange at your local? Web maybe is under attack.
28 posted on 03/23/2013 6:34:22 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: SunkenCiv

It is like watching disappointment of a spoiled high school student.


29 posted on 03/23/2013 6:37:35 PM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: no-to-illegals

Server “update” going on, by the look of it. The server can’t also keep up with our volume, I haven’t had a complete page load most of the time since I signed on.


30 posted on 03/23/2013 6:41:31 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SunkenCiv
Seeing anything outside of FR?
31 posted on 03/23/2013 6:42:16 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: SunkenCiv

Seeing comments page with trouble only here at FR?


32 posted on 03/23/2013 6:43:39 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: SunkenCiv
Most of web back to normal on my end SunkenCiv. Maybe jumped the shark. I do that sometimes. Radar at my local has been up lately due to prior events on the web with outages on web pages and emails.
33 posted on 03/23/2013 7:00:58 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: SunkenCiv
all back to normal here SunkenCiv.
34 posted on 03/23/2013 7:14:31 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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