December 23, 2009

IF HE DELAYS LONG ENOUGH THE NEW MAJORITY WILL SAVE HIM:

Plan to Move Guantánamo Detainees Faces a New Delay (CHARLIE SAVAGE, 12/23/09, NY Times)

Rebuffed this month by skeptical lawmakers when it sought finances to buy a prison in rural Illinois, the Obama administration is struggling to come up with the money to replace the Guantánamo Bay prison.

As a result, officials now believe that they are unlikely to close the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, and transfer its population of terrorism suspects until 2011 at the earliest — a far slower timeline for achieving one of President Obama’s signature national security policies than they had previously hinted.

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 23, 2009 6:31 AM
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