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Now Democrats Won’t Fund Gitmo Closing

From a shocked Associated Press:

AP Source: Democrats won’t fund Guantanamo closing

By Andrew Taylor, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama’s allies in the Senate will not provide funds to close the Guantanamo Bay prison next January, a top Democratic official said Tuesday.

With debate looming on Obama’s spending request to cover military and diplomatic operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, the official says Democrats will deny the Pentagon and Justice Department $80 million to relocate Guantanamo’s 240 detainees.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the proposed changes to the bill were to be unveiled later…

The developments on Capitol Hill came as the Pentagon said it still expects the prison at Guantanamo Bay to be closed by January 2010 as Obama has ordered.

Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell told reporters on Tuesday that he sees nothing to indicate the January 2010 deadline will be delayed…

House Democrats also dropped funding to close Guantanamo when producing their version of the war funding bill, which easily passed last week…

Gee, it looks like the poll numbers for closing Guantanamo are not be so high after all.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, May 19th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

19 Responses to “Now Democrats Won’t Fund Gitmo Closing”

  1. I hope the $80 million for moving the 240 detainees is a joke. What are they doing, giving them a caribbean cruise before they send them somewhere else?

  2. proreason says:

    Poor Baracky.

    He tried so hard to do the right thing, but sometimes, despite his herculian best efforts, even a god-man just can’t get people to cooperate and do the right thing.

  3. Helena says:

    What a perfect illustration that all the democrat campaign rhetoric and posturing was nothing at all but empty, empty words. Their “deeply held beliefs” are a sham. They believe in nothing but getting elected.

  4. jobeth says:

    I can do it for half that.

    Several hundred thousand for earth movers and their operators to dig a great big hole in the dessert.

    Several hundred thousand for a whole bunch of explosives and one guy to push the plunger.

    A few hundred thousand to charter a cargo plane for transport and pilot.

    A few hundred thousand for “travel guides” to push ’em outta the plane at the right spot…

    There it’s done! No torture at all! The prisoners are not in anyone’s back yard, we don’t have to feed ’em and I get rich! ;-D

    This will meet everyone’s requirements!


    • wardmama4 says:

      Ah Jobeth – I can do it even cheaper – give me $190,000.00 – I will pay off my house and school loans (actually those are hubby’s) – and purchase 480 bullets (just to make sure no one suffers at all). Do it at Gitmo (thus no ranting and raving about bringing the vermin here at all) and it is but it isn’t US soil. And of course, one first class ticket for me to get to Gitmo (hmm, I guess I will have to fly stand-by on some military airlift) – so forget the first class ticket.

      See I did it and saved them the cost of a first-class ticket. Talk about giving back, doing for others and sacrifice. Hope that covers my contribution to the Change in America that The One ™ is looking for.

    • jobeth says:

      Ahhh…dang!!! You under bid me!

    • David says:

      You could probably turn a profit if you sold some tickets and had a few food vendors… perhaps hotdogs and pork grinds?

    • heykev says:

      I have read some really good ideas and ways we can save this country of ours $80 million. While that is almost up to BHO’s total savings, Can do better? Yes, we can.

      We can make this into an event have someone whose used to fighting produce it, like say the WWE or whatever group those oiled up wrestlers are called. It would then be a simple matter of selling the Pay Per View rights for this spectacular I like the idea of selling pork and pork rinds – maybe the Pork Producers would want to be sponsors? We can even make it somewhat like “American Idol” and have people vote with their phones (at a buck each call) as to how they are to meet they end. This way we can add 100’s of millions of dollars to our Treasury.

      We should however, provide free feeds to the Mid Eastern countries as it will put the fear of God in them about how we treat terrorists.

  5. conant says:

    Last case of surplus 5.56X45 ammo cost $0.23/round– seems we could slove the problem for $55.20

    • jobeth says:

      We all think alike. Sounds like a better plan than Obalmy has…oh wait…he hasn’t got a plan…..

  6. K1r0ft says:

    Our Golden Calf will not be happy about this.

  7. “Democrats won’t fund Guantanamo closing??”

    I blame George Bush. And so will the democrats!

  8. 12 Gauge Rage says:

    Another campaign promise that the dem’s are finding harder to keep. It’s not as easy as booting these thugs out the door and onto the street. We can’t release them into the Cuban countryside to raise havoc among the population because Fidel and his cronies will raise hell and say you can’t brutalize our people like that, that’s our job.

  9. canary says:

    The democrats are saying they won’t pass the spending, without a plan in effect.
    Maybe they are starting to sweat that there won’t be any money left to pay their salaries and pensions, and realising that Obama is dumb.

    • jobeth says:

      Canary, I think you are right and I think more and more dems are realizing what “Dear One” is all about but they must walk in lock step with those in power or they can be made “redundant” (gone) from their office. If I was a self respecting dem (spit,spit) I would be tearing my hair out just knowing the details they know and not be able to do anything about it.

      At least as a conservative I can spout off when I see whats wrong. Even as a republican I can still see where Bush failed and he has disapointed us in many things (over spending, not communicating the overall plans…not details… etc), altho I can’t think of anything he has done that I’ve lost sleep over. And I’ve always felt he had our safety at heart.

      But then ignorance is bliss….sometimes. Sometimes…like now, it can be downright dangerous and there are a lot of ostriches and lemmings out there. The average person can’t seem to think beyond their own little world. It does remind me of the 1930s in europe.I just want to shake them into the real world. Shelfish gits!

  10. MinnesotaRush says:

    The claim to close Gitmo is nothing more that playing politics. The o-blah-blah gang isn’t going to close Gitmo and this is political posturing for the coverup of their inaction .. NOT closing Gitmo.

    Now o-blah-blah can say it’s the lack of funds to close it in an appropriate fashion and it’ll be somebody else’s fault.

    Personally, I’m glad they’ll continue to hold the maniac terrorists there; but this posturing is likely more of the o-blah-blah (et al) smoke and mirrors game.

    • jobeth says:

      “Now o-blah-blah can say it’s the lack of funds to close it in an appropriate fashion and it’ll be somebody else’s fault”

      After you said this, it all makes sense to me now! I think you are on to something we should have seen before. And here I was thinking some of the dems may be coming to their senses. Silly me!!!

      Really good call M.R.!

      Obalmy now has his “out”. Chrystal clear now.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      MR ……… I knew we did good pulling you out of the salt mines.
      I suggest that it be “Steves” fault for no better reason than it is his turn!
      Step up!!

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