Posts Tagged "Gitmo"

Breaking Gitmo News

We’ve been following the transfer of detainees from the prison at Guantanamo Bay and tonight we learn the administration will be acquiring a correctional center in Illinois to make the transition to closing Gitmo.

On Tuesday, the administration will announce that the president has directed that the federal government proceed with the acquisition of the Thomson Correctional Center in Thomson, Illinois to house federal inmates and a limited number of detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Closing the detention center at Guantanamo is essential to protecting our national security and helping our troops by removing a deadly recruiting tool from the hands of al Qaeda. Tuesday’s announcement is an important step forward as we work to achieve our national security objectives.

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"It’s about the most heated television debate I’ve ever taken part in." - David Sirota

I appeared on CNN this weekend to debate right-wing gasbag Chris Plante about the ongoing debate over torture, Gitmo, detainees and President Obama’s effort to curtail the Bush administration’s most egregious legal transgressions. - The Smirking Chimp