Thursday, October 15, 2009

House Vote Boosts White House Goal of Closing Gitmo on Time

Well look what we have here. Progress!

The House of Representatives voted today to fund the transfer of Gitmo detainees to U.S. soil to stand trial, making President Obama's promise to close the prison by January 2010 much more of a real possibility.

Just a few weeks ago folks were upset about Obama allegedly breaking a number of his promises.

I definitely think there is something to be said for patience and perspective. It's been less than a year and most importantly the deadline to close Gitmo is not even here yet.

That said this bill does exclude funding for housing the prisoners once their trials are over so we still have a ways to go in this complicated process.

For now though, I'll take this bit of news as a step in the right direction and I think you should too.
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