1st Gitmo Terrorist to Be Tried in US
Obama’s administration is thumbing its nose at lawmakers, Republicans and Democrats, who this week voted to block funding for the President’s plan to shut down the military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba by charging ahead to try a notorious terrorist in New York.
Democrats largely supported Obama’s decision to close the prison until it became clear the President’s plan involved bringing the murderous villains to the lawmakers’ own backyard. Suddenly, the idea didn’t seem so sound. The liberal lawmakers who previously praised the president’s plan voted not to fund the transfer earlier this week.
But the Constitution hasn’t stopped the President from enacting his radical agenda of societal reconstruction and he won’t let lawmakers concerned with housing international terrorists among their constituents stop his plan to bring the criminals home.
I have to go to work now, but update later to continue this rant.
WASHINGTON – The Obama administration is pressing ahead with its plan to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center, deciding to put a “high value” detainee on trial in New York City despite resistance from some in Congress.
Attorney General Eric Holder announced early Thursday that Ahmed Ghailani will be sent to New York City for trial, which would make him the first Guantanamo detainee brought to the U.S. and the first to face trial in a civilian criminal court.
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