Skip to comments.Obama signed Executive Order to Close Guantanamo (2009)
Posted on 06/01/2014 9:58:16 AM PDT by mgist
Considering Obama's bizarre release of terrorists, I remember some early scandals. Are they somehow related?
Obama Signs Executive Order To Close Guantanamo Bay First Posted: 02/22/09 05:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 02:00 PM ET
I remember early scandals with Obama and Guantanamo.
What ever happened with this Guantanamo closing - moving ?
Moving Guantanamo activities to Bagram
(Excerpt) Read more at huffingtonpost.com ...
Huffington Post is crap.
The media forgot all about it.
He’s been trying to get terrorists freed since he was elected.
“On 22 January 2009, President Barack Obama signed an order to suspend proceedings at Guantanamo military commission for 120 days and shut down the detention facility that year. On 29 January 2009, a military judge at Guantanamo rejected the White House request in the case of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, creating an unexpected challenge for the administration as it reviewed how the United States brings Guantanamo detainees to trial. On 20 May 2009, the United States Senate passed an amendment to the Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2009 (H.R. 2346) by a 906 vote to block funds needed for the transfer or release of prisoners held at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp. President Obama issued a Presidential memorandum dated 15 December 2009, ordering Thomson Correctional Center, Thomson, Illinois to be prepared to accept transferred Guantanamo prisoners.
The Final Report of the Guantanamo Review Task Force, dated 22 January 2010, published the results for the 240 detainees subject to the Review: 36 were the subject of active cases or investigations; 30 detainees from Yemen were designated for “conditional detention” due to the poor security environment in Yemen; 126 detainees were approved for transfer; 48 detainees were determined “too dangerous to transfer but not feasible for prosecution”.
On 7 January 2011, President Obama signed the 2011 Defense Authorization Bill, which, in part, placed restrictions on the transfer of Guantanamo prisoners to the mainland or to foreign countries, thus impeding the closure of the facility. In February 2011, U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said that Guantanamo Bay was unlikely to be closed, due to opposition in the Congress. Congress particularly opposed moving prisoners to facilities in the United States for detention or trial. In April 2011, Wikileaks began publishing 779 secret files relating to prisoners in the Guantanamo Bay detention camp. As of May 2014, 149 detainees remain at Guantanamo.”
I remember Obama jumping through hoops in the case of the “blind sheik” too. I wish journalists would do their job.