Tuesday, September 20, 2011

With All Deliberate Speed, But Not Yet

The Detroit Free Press: Obama administration insists on Guantanamo closure

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said today that the Obama administration will do its utmost to close the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay before next year's presidential elections despite political opposition.

Holder said at the European Parliament that even if the current administration fails to close it ahead of elections, it will continue to press ahead if it wins the November 2012 presidential vote.
After all, they've been doing their utmost to close it the past four years, really they have, nudge nudge, wink wink - know what I mean?
The campaign promise to close Guantanamo has been a major problem for President Barack Obama since he took office. He had promised to close the prison within a year but it remains open as his campaign for re-election gets under way.

That delay over the past 4 years failure to close it has been all Bush's fault.

"We will be pressing for the closure of the facility between now and then — and after that election, we will try to close it as well," Holder said. "Some people have made this a political issue without looking at, I think, the real benefits that would flow from the closure of the facility."

Ah, the old push it through after an election during a lame duck period trick. Nice way to make someone else clean up the mess of your politically correct decision to shut it down on the way out.

Ed Morrissey at HotAir also has a take on this latest pronouncement from Mr. Holder.

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