Saturday, January 01, 2011

Jan 22, 2011 is a very special anniversay of a W.H. Exec. Order

The bloggers, led by Toby Harnden of The Telegraph in the U.K., are pointing out that in just three weeks the U.S. President may well face the most embarrassing day of his first term of office. Two January 22nds ago (2009), he, by Executive Order, said Guantanamo Bay would be closed in one year at the latest.

Here's Harnden on the subject: "In it (the Executive Order), Obama solemnly proclaimed: 'The detention facilities at Guantánamo for individuals covered by this order shall be closed as soon as practicable, and no later than 1 year from the date of this order.'"

Well January 22nd 2010 came and went and Guantanamo remained open. Unless some miracle happens in the next three weeks, the "Bay" will be as open as ever with 174 prisoners still being held there. One hundred and seventy-one of them are still untried.

You'll want to read all of Harnden's blog and look at his links to the original Executive Order, what those that have been released are up to (e.g. getting back into terrorist activities for the most part), and the new Executive Orders that B.O. is most likely to sign.

All in all O's. failures in this area is just indicative of how he shoots from the hip to look good but never really considers whether or not he can deliver. And they thought George Bush was the cowboy.

Toby Harnden's column is excellent and well worth your read.

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