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Thu May 2, 2013, 06:28 AM

Afghanistan's Karzai urges closure of Guantanamo

Source: Associated Press

Afghanistan's Karzai urges closure of Guantanamo
May 2, 6:15 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai has pressed for the closure of the Guantanamo Bay prison as President Barack Obama mulls a renewed push before a reluctant U.S. Congress.

Karzai says he has "from the very beginning been a very strong supporter" of closing down the prison at the U.S. naval base in Cuba, a goal that has eluded Obama since he took office. Obama signed an executive order for its closure, but Congress has used its budgetary power to block detainees from being moved to the United States.

Karzai said during a visit to Denmark on Thursday that he also wants the release and return of Afghan prisoners in Guantanamo.

The Afghan leader was speaking on the third leg of a visit that also took him to Finland and Estonia.




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Judi Lynn May 2013 OP
jambo101 May 2013 #1
madokie May 2013 #2
jambo101 May 2013 #5
customerserviceguy May 2013 #3
dotymed May 2013 #4
marshall May 2013 #6

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu May 2, 2013, 06:35 AM

1. Couldnt the President close Guantanimo with the stroke of a pen?

And if so why doesnt he? as thats what he promised before becoming President.
Perhaps Presidents become privy to information not generally known to the public or
pre presidents.

As for Karzai? he's an ungrateful oaf and is probably going to live a very short life after America leaves Afghanistan,,

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Response to jambo101 (Reply #1)

Thu May 2, 2013, 06:45 AM

2. Did you read the OP

With a stroke of the pen he issued an executive order to close Guantanimo but CONGRESS stopped him by stopping the money to do that.
Get off O's ass

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Response to madokie (Reply #2)

Thu May 2, 2013, 10:16 AM

5. Wasnt giving Obama a hard time

Its just that so many righties hang the fact that he promised to close Guantanamo and didnt when in reality its not closing had nothing to do with Obama.
I think Obama is one of the greatest presidents and if it werent for Republican obstructionism Obama would have the country in a much better place than it is now.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu May 2, 2013, 07:16 AM

3. Is Karzai stopping over in Swizerland to visit his money?

The only reason we still hear from him is that he thinks he needs to stuff a few more million into his Zurich account before pulling the plug on one of the biggest con jobs in world history. I really don't give a damn what he thinks about anything, whether I agree with him or not.

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Response to customerserviceguy (Reply #3)

Thu May 2, 2013, 07:51 AM

4. Karzai is given millions monthly by U.S., in cash. eom

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu May 2, 2013, 12:35 PM

6. Does he have a plan for what to do with the detainees?

Because that's the problem. Just saying the place should be closed down is not productive unless you have a solution.

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