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Posted on 05/22/2013 3:30:43 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Obama to Restart Transfers From Guantanamo By JULIAN E. BARNES, EVAN PEREZ and ADAM ENTOUS
WASHINGTONThe Obama administration is set to restart transfers of detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, U.S. officials said, kick-starting a long-stalled drive to close the prison.
In a speech Thursday, President Barack Obama will reassert his case that closing Guantanamo is crucial to U.S. counterterrorism goals. While he isn't planning to detail in the speech how to speed up transfers from the prison, officials said the president in coming weeks plans to lift the administration's prohibition on sending detainees to Yemen.
The president in the speech also is set to lay down the broader outlines of his administration's approach to efforts to fight al Qaeda and its affiliates, including through the use of unmanned aircraft strikes.
Ahead of the president's speech, the administration told Congress in a letter Wednesday that four Americans have been killed in drone strikes, the first official acknowledgment of the deaths by the government. Attorney General Eric Holder wrote that only Anwar al-Awlaki, a radical Muslim cleric, was specifically targeted. Mr. Awlaki was killed in a drone strike in September 2011.
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This is what happens when potheads are in charge.
Transferring them where? We transferred one to Libyan prison, and he somehow got out of prison when the US was helping our enemies overthrow another enemy. Then that terrorist killed our ambassador and three other Americans. I think Bambi wants more dead Americans. The more the better. Funerals make for great photo ops for pretenders.
Uhhhh .. I'll letthe detaineesOUT ... uhhh ... of guntamin ... gonetothemall ... uhhhh ... Gitmo ...
Yeah man ... That's the ticket.
The president is apparently stoked by the Woolwich murder.
Aren’t potheads kinda lazy and sleepy,not doing much more than hanging out eating Twinkies? It’s the *cokeheads* who have all the energy...who want to get things done! Oh,Osama has admitted to being a cokehead as well? Never mind!
Is he going to transfer them here?
So they can convert American prisoners to islam?
So they can be released by moron American judges and then behead us in the streets like they do in Britain.
No, thank you, Mr. muslim pResident.
The level of uncontrolled chaos increases around him tied to his hubris....
FR-er Shrinks, do you see any signs that he is coming unglued?
Who has the football?
Like birth pangs the contractions of these messes are increasing at a frequency that has my eyebrow raised....
Hail Mary play to bolster support among his extreme left base as the scandals look increasingly sticky.
Quite coincidental with the beheading of a soldier in the UK today.
Makes ya wonder... many things. Too many things.
This guy only changes in that he is dumb one moment and dumber the next.
You can’t try terrorists in open court.
You shouldn’t bring them to the mainland, because it will draw terrorists like flies, to disrupt the process.
This f’r wants trouble on our soil. There’s no doubt about it.
I don’t know why we even detain them, just kill their asses.
He wants to transfer them to Yemen, where they never have prison breaks! LOL!
Why is the president giving a speech Thursday? His own staff says he doesn’t know anything about anything.
Depending on what they did, that may be the very thing they deserve.
72 Virgins Helen Thomas style.