Thursday, November 19, 2009
The Broken Promises Continue
President Obama acknowledged for the first time on Wednesday that his administration would miss a self-imposed deadline to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by mid-January, admitting the difficulties of following through on one of his first pledges as president.
On Guantanamo, Mr. Obama said that he now hoped to shut down the detention facility sometime next year, but he did not set a new deadline.
Perhaps he's beginning to understand that no American wants these detainees in 'their backyard' which doesn't exactly leave him with a lot of options. The latest reports now list Illinois has a possible location - perhaps he thinks if he puts them in his backyard it will make it all fair? As long as he doesn't move them to Leavenworth, KS