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Old 11-22-2014, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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"Al-Zahrani is the 13th prisoner to leave Guantanamo Bay this year and the seventh in just the past two weeks. Officials have said more prisoners will be released in the coming weeks as part of a renewed effort to close the site where 142 men now are held, including 73 already cleared for release."

US releases Saudi prisoner from Guantanamo Bay | The Miami Herald

Half scheduled for release? Obama is releasing all of these terrorists by dribbling them out one at a time in hopes no one notices? (It was only when he released 5 at a time does it seem the news media decided to cover it.) Is this another "Congress won't do what I tell them so I'm doing it without them" endruns? (notice these are all questions)

"A Pentagon spokesman said the receiving countries provide assurances that the men will not be allowed to engage in conduct that could pose a danger to national or international security."

5 Guantanamo detainees are sent to other countries, U.S. says - LA Times

"Lt. Col. Myles B. Caggins, a Pentagon spokesman, said the Defense Department wouldn't discuss any commitments by the two countries to monitor the activities of the former detainees."

Guantanamo Transfers First Yemeni Detainees Since 2010 - WSJ

So which is it? Both newspaper stories (LA Times and Wall Street Journal) were published on November 20, 2014. Both their sources are the Peentagon. One says won't discuss commitments by receiving countries and the other says the receiving countries provide assurances.
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Old 11-22-2014, 08:52 AM
 
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I predict O's last act before leaving office will be to release all the federal prisoners to set off a crime wave.
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Old 11-22-2014, 08:57 AM
 
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These people shouldnt be kept forever.. They havent even been charged with anything..

Charge them, or let them go..
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Old 11-22-2014, 09:16 AM
 
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We have been increasing troops in Afghanistan and Obama felt it wasn't fair not to increase the other side too I gather from witnessing his history.
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Old 11-22-2014, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Yup..send them back to the ME where they can join ISIS so we can fight them and capture them again.
Perpetual war on terrorism.
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Old 11-22-2014, 10:54 AM
 
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If I remember correctly, Obama was supposed to close Gitmo in 2009, first thing after taking office. That was his promise to voters... Now, 6 years later, this eyesore still exists. Isn't that scandalous?
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Old 11-22-2014, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Somewhere Out West
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If I remember correctly, Obama was supposed to close Gitmo in 2009, first thing after taking office. That was his promise to voters... Now, 6 years later, this eyesore still exists. Isn't that scandalous?
Did you forget that Congress denied him the funds to close Gitmo and Congressman screamed bloody murder when he suggested having them tried in a court of law and imprisoned in a super-max in the U.S. Nah, can't remember that, it doesn't fit in with the agenda of bash Obama for everything.
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Old 11-22-2014, 12:30 PM
 
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If I remember correctly, Obama was supposed to close Gitmo in 2009, first thing after taking office. That was his promise to voters... Now, 6 years later, this eyesore still exists. Isn't that scandalous?
Typical rightwing claptrap. Block the president's attempts to do something and then denigrate him for not doing it. You guys are so predictable.
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Old 11-22-2014, 12:32 PM
 
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I've argued all along that he can do this but I was told I was wrong. Once again it seems I wasn't.
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Old 11-22-2014, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Florida
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"Al-Zahrani is the 13th prisoner to leave Guantanamo Bay this year and the seventh in just the past two weeks. Officials have said more prisoners will be released in the coming weeks as part of a renewed effort to close the site where 142 men now are held, including 73 already cleared for release."

US releases Saudi prisoner from Guantanamo Bay | The Miami Herald

Half scheduled for release? Obama is releasing all of these terrorists by dribbling them out one at a time in hopes no one notices? (It was only when he released 5 at a time does it seem the news media decided to cover it.) Is this another "Congress won't do what I tell them so I'm doing it without them" endruns? (notice these are all questions)

"A Pentagon spokesman said the receiving countries provide assurances that the men will not be allowed to engage in conduct that could pose a danger to national or international security."

5 Guantanamo detainees are sent to other countries, U.S. says - LA Times

"Lt. Col. Myles B. Caggins, a Pentagon spokesman, said the Defense Department wouldn't discuss any commitments by the two countries to monitor the activities of the former detainees."

Guantanamo Transfers First Yemeni Detainees Since 2010 - WSJ

So which is it? Both newspaper stories (LA Times and Wall Street Journal) were published on November 20, 2014. Both their sources are the Peentagon. One says won't discuss commitments by receiving countries and the other says the receiving countries provide assurances.
13 per year? Bush released 800 of them, but then again if they have not been found guilty of anything, they should be released.
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