I saw this article in the Washington Post today and it warmed the cockles of my hard, cold heart (yes Virgina, he has a heart). But before the article, let’s do a quick review of history on the subject of [drum roll please] Guantanamo Bay Detention Center.
First, let’s hop in the WayBack Machine and drop in on CBS 60 Minutes from November 16,2008…
“Yes! I have said repeatedly I will close Guantanamo and I will do that…” Got that, right?
OK, fast forward to January 22, 2009. This would be President Obama’s first official act in office.
OK. GITMO’s gonna be gone. Let’s celebrate. Or hey, maybe we could just transfer those folk who got caught in the wrong place at the wrong time someplace and put that Bush and that Cheney guy in there.
And now [drumroll] we have today and Baghdad Bob Gibbs…
Sunday Rundown: A quick wrap-up of the Sunday talk shows.
CNN: STATE OF THE UNION – Gibbs: Guantanamo not closing any time soon
It’s “probably gonna be a while” before the prison at Guantanamo Bay closes, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said. He suggested that the influx of Republicans in Congress could make fulfilling Obama’s campaign promise more difficult.
“I think part of this depends on the Republicans’ willingness to work with the administration on this,” he said.
Well, hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha, excuse me, hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha. OK, so hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha. Oh my.
So BB, tell me something. Where the hell were you guys for the last two freaking years? You’ve had two years to close that sucker, and let me remind you that your boss signed that Executive Order (maybe it was a “Community Organizer” Order, huh?) on his first full day in office. You all said something like “the American People are behind us” and you couldn’t get THIS done? Shutting down a facility with a couple of hundred people in it. No wonder the economy is still a wreck. Etc.
Maybe Darryl Issa should investigate this one for ya Barrack. Although he’ll likely be busy with “other” stuff, still, you could ask. Maybe on bended knee, like chatting with a Saudi King or a Japanese Prime Minister.