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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:32 AM
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Obama administration drafting order to close Guantanamo within year, AP reports
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 11:45 AM by sabra
Source: MSNBC

BREAKING NEWS: Obama administration drafting order to close Guantanamo within year, AP reports

Read more: http://www.msnbc.msn.com /



more:

http://blogs.usatoday.com/ondeadline/2009/01/ap-obama-e...

AP: Obama exec order to close Gitmo readied

A draft executive order has been readied for President Obama that would close Guantanamo Bay detention center within a year, the Associated Reports.

The AP, which says it has obtained a copy of the draft order, says it would also declare a halt to all trials currently under way at the facility, where roughly 800 detainees.
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Shiver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:43 AM
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1. Anyone remember what Bush did on his first day?
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 11:44 AM by Shiver
I remember something about a vacation, but my memory of before late '05 is a bit faulty 'cause of the head injury...

Edit: Kickin' and reccin', by the way :headbang:
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:47 AM
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2. here are a few things: The Bush Global Gag Rule: Endangering Womens Health, Free Speech and Democra
The Bush Global Gag Rule: Endangering Womens Health, Free Speech and Democracy
July 2003 | Item: F033
On January 22, 2001, on his first business day in office (and the 28th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision establishing a woman's right to an abortion), President George W. Bush re-imposed the Global Gag Rule on the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) population program. This policy restricts foreign non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that receive USAID family planning funds from using their own, non-U.S. funds to provide legal abortion services, lobby their own governments for abortion law reform, or even provide accurate medical counseling or referrals regarding abortion. The 1973 Helms Amendment is a legislative provision that already restricts U.S. funds from being used for these activities.

78,000 women die every year from unsafe abortion, a statistic that could be virtually eliminated by the provision of appropriate health information and services and law reform efforts. Despite this, President Bush's Executive Memorandum directs USAID "to reinstate in full all of the requirements of the Mexico City Policy in effect on January 19, 1993." According to this policy, foreign organizations--often the only health-care providers in remote, rural areas--are prohibited from using their own, non-U.S. funds for:


more:http://74.125.95.132/search?q=cache:ko6J3POSowgJ:www.re...

and a recap of the first 100 days here:
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/features/jan-june01/1...
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Shiver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:57 AM
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4. That was on the first day?
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 12:00 PM by Shiver
Shit... what else did I lose when that thing hit me? :scared:
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WriteDown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:50 AM
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3. I have mixed feelings on this...
I am waiting to see what will actually happen to the detainees. Will they just be split up and sent all over the world in an out of sight out of mind maneuver? Will they have criminal trials, etc? A lot remains to be seen.
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Zhade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:52 PM
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7. Agreed. But I'm cautiously optimistic, too.
NT!

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pinto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:16 PM
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5. Officials: Executive order drafted to close Gitmo facility (CNN)
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2009/01/21/executi... /


WASHINGTON (CNN) The Obama administration is drafting executive orders calling for the closure of the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, according to two administration officials.

Both officials say it is now expected the announcement about closure could come as soon as Wednesday in the form of one or more executive orders.

The officials said the White House is expected to call for:
Closing the detention facility within a year;
A systematic review of detention policies and procedures and a review
of all individual cases;
A new policy requiring the Army field manual for interrogations to apply to all people in U.S. custody. This is aimed at closing any potential loophole that might allow the CIA to engage in what many say are coercive interrogations.
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ohio2007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:32 PM
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6. Secret List of U.S. Military Bases to Replace Gitmo
Secret List of U.S. Military Bases to Replace Gitmo
Pendleton, Leavenworth, Miramar Included as Possible New Home for 250 Detainees


snip

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/Story?id=6664947&page=1
I doubt any sympathizers would attempt to break them out after they have been given a fair trial....televised trials would be nice
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