GOP Report Questions Guantanamo Detainee Release

The Bush and Obama administrations released or transferred 600 terror suspects deemed an acceptable threat from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, only to face the challenge that 27 percent re-engaged in terrorist or insurgent activities. That's from a report by Republicans on the investigations panel of the House Armed Services Committee.

The report, obtained by The Associated Press, provides the GOP perspective on an issue that has divided Washington since the start of the Afghanistan war and the use of the Navy prison for those captured. The issue split the White House and Congress last year over how to write rules on handling detainees.

The report comes as the Obama administration officials have acknowledged that they are considering whether to release several Afghan Taliban prisoners from Guantanamo.


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  • by obama forever on Feb 9, 2012 at 04:38 PM
    My obama will go over your heads to release his muslim brethren.Look at the wars he got into with out congresses approval just so his muslim brethrenhood will take over eventually,and now he goes and does this.If this aint proof my obama dont like your western ways than vote for him again and never convert or I'm telling his brethren ak madinejad on you!
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Feb 9, 2012 at 03:55 PM
    Did anyone notice the gas prices creeping back up slowly? Have you noticed the lack of media coverage of it? While I agree with the posts here, the one thing that all have in common over any issue, gas and energy prices since the pipline was killed by you know who, yeah, Obimbo. Beside his mandate to the catholic church...this is his final act of desperation...seriously. If he doesn't get it passed now...in an election year?, it will not happen. As you know, I check the polls on him and congress and it really looks like he will lose the senate in 2012 and the house will remain under republicans. So then I think, well, he knows it will lameduct his efforts in his second term, knowing all he did will be withdrawn or watered down. But then, its election year...what would he push....killed the pipeline, went after christians, the border is a nightmare with Hesbula in Mexico working with the cartels....Also, he is not getting the funding he needs like in 08. This I do know, without catholics, hispanics, unemployed and middleclass, he is packin out to Chicago and he knows it. Vote like a democrat in 2012, often, by bus, train, plane and automobile.....Well I going to the heart of Cago with a banjo on my knee....I used the countries money till the middle class did bleed, Oh good ole payers, I took them as a fool.....I am going to the heart of Cago with a Pods Michelle and meeeeeee!
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      by W hat ? on Feb 9, 2012 at 04:23 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      For one thing..Keystone XL is an export pipeline. It will not lower prices of gas at the pumps in the United States, unless you have a tap directly at your house. By draining Midwestern refineries of cheap Canadian crude into export-oriented refineries in the Gulf Coast, Keystone XL WILL INCREASE THE COST OF GAS FOR AMERICANS. http://www.tarsandsaction.org/spread-the-word/key-facts-keystone-xl/
  • by Back Location: Gvlle on Feb 9, 2012 at 06:07 AM
    Wait a minute; didn't the current president say his first action was to CLOSE Guant? Just another of many broken campaign promises (lies) that he stated without even THINKING about before he spoke. Along with healthcarte debates will be aired for ALL to see; along with a much more transparent gov.; along with bringing all closer together; along with higher energy prices; oh wait...that has happened as he said it would, partially thanks to his EPA creating JOB KILLING regulations. Baaaaah
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      by Boats on Feb 9, 2012 at 07:59 AM in reply to Back
      Yeah, that was one of his campaign promises, and it wasn't kept either. In fact, the only promise that I can think of that was kept was the one where he promised to ram a health care package down out throats. That one he did do...
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      by Just Facts on Feb 9, 2012 at 11:44 AM in reply to Back
      In a bipartisan defeat for President Barack Obama, the Senate voted overwhelmingly to keep the prison at Guantanamo Bay "open" for the foreseeable future and "forbided" the transfer of any detainees to facilities in the United States. Democrats lined up with Republicans in the 90-6 vote that came on the heels of a similar move in the House, underscoring widespread apprehension among Obama's congressional allies over voters' strong feelings about bringing detainees to the U.S. from the prison in Cuba.
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