Don't even attempt to come on here and spout the constitution when you supported Bush/Cheney and the constitution busting Republicans of the last administration. Shame on you.
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Dusty---What are you talking about? If one branch of gov't overturns another branch's action that doesn't mean the action was criminal or unconstitutional or ignorant. I'm pretty sure Obama has read the constitution, he taught constitutional law for goodness sakes. But I defer to you, who knows all.
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Dusty---Who refused to allow the closing of "club gitmo"? WHO?
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The problem with your logic Dusty (if you can call it that) is that there's 565 members of Congress and outside of 3 or 4 that you and Fox have memorized you're still fixated on the President. Do you not know how a Democratic Republic works? Like how they tally votes in Congress and who make laws?? I don't think you do!
Checks & balance Dusty...Three branches of govt. which all have power to do something and the ones you support are the ones who do nothing!
Nothing is what Congress is doing on a wide variety of issues and Dusty favors nothing because "nothing is nothing does" and that's okay with Dusty because he wants to be somebody and nobody is blaming Congress for anything!
dusty and donnamay are the poster children for the undereducated, under informed mob that makes up the wing ding town hall protesters.
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Read my lips Dusty..."No new Taxes"
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The best response to most of these questions;
"You seem to suggest that somehow these folks over there have no responsibilities, and that my job is to somehow get them to behave," Mr. Obama told a reporter. "That's their job. They're elected -- members of Congress are elected in order to do what's right for their constituencies and for the American people."
I'ld like to blame my neighbor, my friends and my wife for most everything and absolve myself from any responsibility. I'ld like to act like a child for the rest of my life. Cry, stomp my feet & lie about everything I did & didn't do.I'm confident you'll like me and trust me and that's all that matters.
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We just turn them loose in the USA, give them all the "benefits", ie cash, food stamps, section 8 housing, send them to college, free pressure cookers, backpacks, free trips back to Mecca etc. I'm sure nothing would happen since they are just "misunstood freedom fighters". Let's have a national lottery where all the "progressives" can sign up to take one home.
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Before exploring the possibility of speedy executions for remaining prisoners, it ought to be pointed out that 86 of them have since been cleared for release (some for years). They weren't even terrorists.
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The Gov't needs to cut expenses and to increase its creditabity in the world and closing Gitmo is a good start on both those fronts. These individuals all deserve to know what they are being charged with and put on trial. They cannot be detained forever without a trial that is against what America is all about.
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Yes. There is an unused Federal prison in Wisconson or some where like that is was being considered to house these individuals. They have been held for years without have the benefit of a trial or a chance to view the complete set of charges against them. The military needs to turn them over to Federal authorities and wash their hands of the whole mess.
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Well, maybe I'd better say slower-than-molasses.
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Veritas, I agree with you if these laws are followed. When it comes to trials and implementation of sentences, speedy is better than slower-as-molasses.
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Keep the prison open and reduce the role of the military to protecting the base only.
Military judicial presence is why the Supreme Court ruled (Hamdan v. Rumsfeld) in favor of granting limited protection under Geneva Convention Article 3.
These people (alledged terrorists) should be given a speedy trial as guaranteed with all the resources made available and if found guilty sent back to Guantanamo and hanged.
a) Art. I, § 8 grants to Congress authority to define & punish counterfeiting, piracies and felonies committed on the high seas, & offenses against “the Laws of Nations”.  Article III, §3 grants to Congress a restricted power to declare the punishment of Treason.
The Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996, Pub. L. No. 104-132, 110 Stat. 1214, (also known as AEDPA) is an act of Congress signed into law on April 24, 1996.
Pretty clear to me what would happen if the military stays out of this one.
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Why close it? These people are terrorists, enemies of our nation,they need to be treated as such!Many should be given the death sentence, but will never receive it due to liberal objections,if their loved ones had been in the twin towers I wonder if they would still feel the same? I certainly don't want these criminals housed next to me! So leave them there, a good place for them!!!
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It never should have been devised, but as it has, should be shut down without delay. The military prison at Guantanamo Bay (and the larger extrajudicial process in the 'War on Terror' as a whole) is a step backward as a freedom-touting nation.
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