Obama’s Plan To Close Gitmo ‘Illegal’
Obama and his love fest with Gitmo is ridiculous. Why does he care about these terrorists so much? How about we open a secret terrorist prison somewhere like Antarctica? Not let any press know about it and it would be somewhere without the possibility of escape. The most offensive part is how Obama argues these terrorists have American rights.
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Congressional Republicans are sending an early warning to the Defense Department that its plan to close Guantánamo Bay would break the law.
“No matter how hard the President wishes it wasn’t the case, transferring dozens of dangerous terrorists to any domestic location is illegal,” Republican Sens. Cory Gardner (Colo.), Pat Roberts (Kan.) and Tim Scott (S.C.) said Friday. “Moving the detainees to South Carolina, Kansas or Colorado will not lead to even the smallest change in the beliefs or propaganda of radical Islamic terrorists.”
They added that the President Obama’s push to create a “Gitmo North” location within the United States makes the country less secure.
Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) added, separately, that any push to bring detainees into the United States would “represent a blatant and serious violation of the plain language of the law.”
Ayotte and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) have also requested that the Armed Services Committee have a hearing on Obama’s Guantánamo Bay policy.
Their comments follow comments from Defense Secretary Ashton Carter Thursday that he has “framed for the President a proposal to establish an alternative location,” including moving some detainees into the United States.
The Pentagon has sent teams to review facilies in South Carolina, Kansas and Colorado as potential alternatives to the Cuban facility.
White House press secretary Josh Earnest, however, said Friday that he was unable to confirm if the White House is reviewing the Pentagon’s plan.
“I don’t know the answer to that question,” he told reporters. “Presumably the White House has some insight into the work that they are doing. … I don’t know if they’ve emailed over a draft version or anything.”
The Obama administration has pledged for months that it intends to turn over a plan to close the controversial Cuban facility to Congress, as part of an effort to fulfill a long-standing campaign pledge to close the prison.
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