US House votes to continue indefinite imprisonment of men not charged with any crime

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  1. Prinnctopher's Belt

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    By Associated Press, Published: June 4

    WASHINGTON — The House has voted in favor of keeping open the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

    The vote Tuesday broke mostly along party lines and upheld current law that blocks the use of taxpayer funds to build or renovate facilities in the U.S. to house suspected terrorists and other prisoners from Guantanamo Bay.

    It was the first vote since President Barack Obama said last month that he was still determined to close the facility. Obama first made that promise more than four years ago but has been consistently rebuffed by Congress.

    Obama and Democratic allies like Rep. Jim Moran of Virginia — who backed Obama’s position on the House floor — say it’s unfair to indefinitely detain prisoners without trial and that relatively few detainees are members of al-Qaida.



    http://www.washingtonpost.com/polit...70b4fe-cd70-11e2-8573-3baeea6a2647_story.html
     
  2. NYJmpMaster

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    Re: US House votes to continue indefinite imprisonment of men not charged with any cr

    Pure BS - he could/should have closed it 5 years ago - when running for office it was one of things said intended to do. It can easily be closed by executive order and since he uses executive order as his only method of doing anything he is aware of that - if he wanted it closed he could close it with a word and signature on piece of paper ordering it closed. What he wants is any story in the world except the ones they running right now.... and even the Washington Post would not give it more than a tiny paragraph.
     
  3. justMe7

    justMe7 Well-Known Member

    Re: US House votes to continue indefinite imprisonment of men not charged with any cr

    You know... take away terrorists and stuff like that. If you oppose your government and they REALLY don't like it, they can just put you away legally.

    That's fantastic!
     
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