OF COURSE: Obama Makes Last Ditch Effort To EMPTY GITMO Before Leaving Office

Tuesday, December 27, 2016
By Paul Martin

Dec 27th, 2016

This has nothing to do with America’s national security, it’s all about Obama. Closing Gitmo was one of his campaign promises to his base, so he feels like he has to deliver. There’s also a certain element of this which has do with tying Trump’s hands before he even takes office.

The Wall Street Journal reports:

The Midnight Push to Empty Out Guantanamo

With less than a month remaining in office, President Obama is racing to free 19 more detainees from the terrorist prison at Guantanamo Bay. If history is any guide, this means that dangerous jihadists will be released to countries ill-equipped to handle them.

While many wondered whether Mr. Obama would fulfill his 2008 campaign promise to close Gitmo by breaking a bipartisan law barring him from bringing detainees to the U.S., the House Foreign Affairs Committee has remained focused on the president’s push to empty out the prison through reckless transfers to other countries.

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