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Obama: Transfer Gitmo inmates to U.S.

Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 05/24/2013 @ 12:51 am In Politics,U.S. | No Comments

(Weekly Standard) In a speech today, President Obama is calling for the transfer for Gitmo inmates to the United States.

“The original premise for opening GTMO – that detainees would not be able to challenge their detention – was found unconstitutional five years ago. In the meantime, GTMO has become a symbol around the world for an America that flouts the rule of law. Our allies won’t cooperate with us if they think a terrorist will end up at GTMO. During a time of budget cuts, we spend $150 million each year to imprison 166 people –almost $1 million per prisoner. And the Department of Defense estimates that we must spend another $200 million to keep GTMO open at a time when we are cutting investments in education and research here at home.”

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