Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Senate Democrats to Obama on Gitmo: NIMBY

The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly voted to prevent President Obama from using federal funds to close Guantanamo Bay Prison.

Announcing the closure of Gitmo was amongst the first things Obama did after his inauguration.

But Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Daniel Inouye (it's amazing that he's still kicking just shy of 85) said,"its up to the administration to fashion a plan that can win the support of the American people and members of Congress."

Too bad Obama didn't think of that before announcing he was closing Gitmo.

The international community, whose good standing Obama wants to be in, wants no part of these detainees.

So that basically means they would be coming here. But Senate Democrats, envisioning angry phone calls, e-mails and letters, told Obama "not in my back yard."

President Obama is expected to address this snafu tomorrow.

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