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Exilednight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-26-10 06:51 PM
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4. Thye president can also close it by denying funding to keep it open. Works
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  -Gibbs: 'It's going to be a while' before Gitmo prison is shut down Cali_Democrat  Dec-26-10 04:00 PM   #0 
  - What Pres. O is doing is reasoned, considering it takes Congress to allocate funds for the closing.  ClarkUSA   Dec-26-10 04:15 PM   #1 
  - He is actively preventing detainees from being officially charged  tekisui   Dec-26-10 06:40 PM   #3 
  - Red herring much? I could care less about replying to your accusatory spin.  ClarkUSA   Dec-26-10 08:39 PM   #7 
     - You call indefinite detention without charge spin.  tekisui   Dec-27-10 12:02 AM   #14 
        - Your accusations re: Obama's motives = "spin"  ClarkUSA   Dec-27-10 04:00 PM   #23 
  - Thye president can also close it by denying funding to keep it open. Works  Exilednight   Dec-26-10 06:51 PM   #4 
  - The President doesn't get to make that decision because he's not  Arkana   Dec-26-10 08:36 PM   #5 
  - All defense spending is put in a bill. Gitmo gets funded through the legislative process ...  Exilednight   Dec-26-10 08:40 PM   #8 
     - Yes, veto the defense bill and screw the troops in the Middle East out of money and supplies  Arkana   Dec-26-10 08:42 PM   #9 
        - Bush used that phrase when congress attempted to  Exilednight   Dec-27-10 01:19 PM   #18 
           - Fine. We'll go with "Asia" if you're going to nitpick.  Arkana   Dec-27-10 05:58 PM   #24 
              - So let's worry about pissing off parts of the population instead of doing the right thing?  Exilednight   Dec-27-10 06:07 PM   #25 
                 - How is it "doing the right thing" when you hang soldiers out to dry?  Arkana   Dec-27-10 07:21 PM   #26 
                    - Leaving GItmo open is dangerous to US troops. It creates more  Exilednight   Dec-27-10 07:26 PM   #27 
  - Huh? The Congress controls the purse strings of government, not the POTUS.  ClarkUSA   Dec-26-10 08:37 PM   #6 
     - Don't bring facts into this. n/t  msanthrope   Dec-26-10 10:02 PM   #11 
  - fuck, not the MAGIC WAND shit again  Skittles   Dec-27-10 02:36 AM   #16 
  - You still like to play hung up on Gitmo: North funding.  TheKentuckian   Dec-27-10 04:26 AM   #17 
  - Gibbs isn't doing anything other than stating the obvious--if Gitmo  Arkana   Dec-26-10 05:52 PM   #2 
  - Gibbs also said Obama isn't giving up on closing Gitmo and that it's a big recruiting tool  jenmito   Dec-26-10 09:40 PM   #10 
  - Exactly. Obstructionist Republicans and NIMBY Dems  Arkana   Dec-26-10 11:59 PM   #12 
  - Yup...  jenmito   Dec-27-10 02:17 PM   #20 
  - That is perhaps the most aggravating things about this  Proud Liberal Dem   Dec-27-10 12:02 AM   #13 
     - I know! It makes me so mad to see the DEMS. fearing the BS scare tactics  jenmito   Dec-27-10 03:04 PM   #21 
  - A while like NEVER.  Mimosa   Dec-27-10 12:07 AM   #15 
  - and it will be MUCH LONGER before Afghan war is ended  golfguru   Dec-27-10 01:29 PM   #19 
  - The United States will end as a country before we leave Afghanistan  martymar64   Dec-28-10 07:19 PM   #28 
     - I hope it does not come to that  golfguru   Dec-29-10 01:19 AM   #30 
  - Let's send a few Republican Senators there. Priorities might change, rapidly.  gkhouston   Dec-27-10 03:59 PM   #22 
  - Republicans like torture chambers  Rosa Luxemburg   Dec-28-10 08:55 PM   #29 
 

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