What? Are you SERIOUS?!?!? President Obama is going to have to break his promise to close Gitmo?
You don’t suppose that the fact that the Administration has effectively done nothing to plan for the closing — except ineffectively beg other nations to take the detainees — you don’t suppose that has anything to do with it, do you?
WASHINGTON (CNN) — The U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is unlikely to close by the Obama administration’s deadline of January 2010, two senior administration officials said late Friday.They cited legal complications for the delay, but said they were still optimistic about shutting the detention facility for terrorism suspects soon.
The announcement represents a blow to the president, who signed an executive order and set the deadline with great fanfare during his first week in office.
The delay may provide fodder for Republicans such as former Vice President Dick Cheney, who has argued that shutting the Guantanamo prison would make the United States less safe. He said Obama should have had a detailed plan in place before signing the order.
“Even White House officials are now acknowledging that there is still no alternative that will keep Americans as safe as housing detainees at that secure facility off our shores,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, said in a written statement.
File this one under “I cannot seriously believe we LOST to this guy!”