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AP: Senate Vote Not Last Word On Gitmo

From an ever hopeful Associated Press:

Senate vote not last word on Guantanamo

By David Espo, AP Special Correspondent Sat May 23

WASHINGTON – With President Barack Obama showing the way, some Senate Democrats are signaling a willingness to permit transferring terrorism suspects from Guantanamo Bay to prisons in the United States despite a high-profile vote to the contrary.

Most notably among them is Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who spent the week sending out confusing signals on just where he stood.

"We are wanting and willing to work with" the president to come up with a solution to the detainee controversy, the Nevada Democrat said Thursday — a statement that conspicuously left open the possibility that some detainees would eventually be incarcerated in U.S. prisons.

Only two days earlier, Reid had adamantly told reporters he opposed the release of any of the detainees into the United States. On Wednesday, he joined 89 other lawmakers in both parties who voted to prohibit their transfer.

The 90-6 vote also denied Obama the funds he requested to close the Navy-run detention center in Cuba, which was set up by the Bush administration and has become a highly controversial symbol of the former president’s terrorism policies…

This gives us a good indication of the value Mr. Reid’s and the rest of the Democrats promises – as if we ever needed it.

Most notably among them is Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who spent the week sending out confusing signals on just where he stood.

And of course we see the AP happily re-writing history for their Democrat masters.

There was nothing whatsoever confusing about what Mr. Reid said.

This article was posted by Steve on Saturday, May 23rd, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

7 Responses to “AP: Senate Vote Not Last Word On Gitmo”

  1. bill says:

    So what’s Harry Reid got to lose …

  2. Barbie says:

    So Guantanamo has created more terrorists than it has actually housed (according to commie obommie). So closing Guantanamo and housing these terrorists in a prison in this country is going to change that? If terrorists are angry about Gitmo, then they will be just fine and happy the combatants are in regular prison, and this will curtail some of the threat to this country? Who believes this and why? I really want to know. What am I missing, what am I not understanding? Because this sounds like nonsensical rhetoric to me…

    • curvyred says:

      Based on the bust last week in NY – I would say more home-grown “misunderstood, manmade disasters” will come to fruition.

  3. proreason says:

    The Reaper knows that any obamabots who happened to be paying attention on Tuesday won’t be paying attention on Thursday.

    And he will use the 2 contradictory statements in different settings during the election season to impress different audiences.

  4. GL0120 says:

    The problem is that Democrats have no stand; their policy varies by the hour depending on what they need it to be at any given moment.

  5. JohnMG says:

    …..”Only two days earlier, Reid had adamantly told reporters he opposed the release of any of the detainees into the United States……”

    And now……….after Obama took Reid into his private office and spanked his p-p…….Senator Reid has had a change of heart. Are there no men left in public office? Not that Harry would have ever made the list, anyway, but when somebody threatens me they really haven’t a clue how I’ll react. And trust me, they’re always sorry they made the threat.

    Spineless bastards!

  6. canary says:

    By 1996 law we can’t close Gitmo base, unless Cuba becomes a Democratic country. We pay 4000 dollars a year annually to keep it open. Why bring them to the U.S. and spend millions & millions, years & years if Obama makes a mess of something simple.


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