Obama Criticizes Some Guantanamo Release Decisions.

United States
March 22, 2009 11:46pm CST
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama says the U.S. hasn't done a good job sorting out who should be released from the Guantanamo Bay detention center. Obama says in a broadcast interview that some of the people released from the facility in Cuba have rejoined terrorist groups. He also says U.S. officials have not always been effective in determining which prisoners will be a danger once they are let go. But he says the Bush administration's policy of holding detainees for years on end with no trials is "unsustainable,' and has only fueled anti-American sentiments. In a taped interview with CBS' "60 Minutes," he also disputes former Vice President Dicck Cheney's claim that plans to close Guantanamo will make America less safe. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090321/ap_on_go_pr_wh/obama_guantanamo
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@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
23 Mar 09
It seems to me that President Obama was among those who wanted to close and release those being held at Gitmo. What we see now is the result of someone being pressured from all sides to do things differently. People were redefining the terms in international treaties. In a book by Tom Clancy a terrorist said the way to defeat a lion was not to attack it with a frontal assault but to the way a pack of jackals do. They keep nipping at it from all different angles, by keeping it off guard and always trying to defend itself the lion will become weaker and make mistakes. After a while the Lion just gives up and you have defeated it without a direct attack. it became a process of second guessing your every action and when you do that mistakes are made. When you have a media that will report every mistake and overlook your opposition it becomes the way a pack of jackals defeat a powerful lion.
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