Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Good News: Senate Rebukes Obama's Plan re: releasing Gitmo Terrorists

By ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press Writer Andrew Taylor, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON – In a rare, bipartisan defeat for President Barack Obama, the Senate voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to keep the prison at Guantanamo Bay open for the foreseeable future and forbid 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 a week ago in the House, underscoring widespread apprehension among Obama's congressional allies over voters' strong feelings about bringing detainees to the U.S. The president readied a speech for Thursday on the U.S. fight against terrorism.

Obama has vowed to close the prison by January 2010, and the Senate's vote was not the final word on the matter. It will be next month at the earliest before Congress completes work on the legislation, giving the White House time pursue a compromise that would allow the president to fulfill his pledge.

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My question: Did the Senate come to their senses on their own OR did the groundswell from Americans against the insane release of terrorists have something to do with their decision??? You still have time to contact your legislators to tell them to finalize their rebuke of Obama's insane plan. Do YOU want a jihadist as YOUR neighbor???

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