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Forum Post: Congress keeping Gitmo torture techniques secret

Posted 2 years ago on Dec. 12, 2012, 4:21 p.m. EST by john32 (-272) from Pittsburgh, PA
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[-] 2 points by VQkag2 (16478) 2 years ago

The vote to prevent closing gitmo!

Pressure all the pols who voted to prevent the closing of gitmo (incl the 8 dems)

No repubs voted against it. NONE! Repubs are the problem!

http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=112&session=2&vote=00212

[-] 2 points by john32 (-272) from Pittsburgh, PA 2 years ago

My god - we agree VQ.

[-] 1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 2 years ago

The planets must be aligned.

LOL.

[-] -1 points by Coyote88 (-24) 2 years ago

I thought Obama was going to close Gitmo.

[-] 3 points by DKAtoday (23964) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

You should send him a reminder.

[-] -1 points by Coyote88 (-24) 2 years ago

I doubt he would ( or his puppeteers) would listen.

[-] 3 points by DKAtoday (23964) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Never know until you try - with the new people coming into office next year the whole thing might get the needed traction.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 2 years ago

I think you are going to need a country that will accept some of these people. That has been a primary issue.

[-] 3 points by DKAtoday (23964) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

I think the main problem is to get support in government. Then tell their home countrys that they will be returned to them if found innocent - refusal not an option - if guilty? lock em up here or send em back to face prison at home.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 2 years ago

Congress has refused to send them to the Thompson prison. I don't remember what the hell happened with that. There are 166 left. I think some 40 are there for 9/11 and some 30 are there for the USS Cole. The rest they wanna hold indefinitely.

They either have evidence or they don't. Either prosecute or release. Even if Gitmo closes this is not resolved. BUT it does make it easier to forget about them.

I know that there was just a bunch of crap trying to get rid of the Uyghurs. China was ticked off and threatened to come unglued if any other countries accepted them.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (23964) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Nasty business all the way around.

[-] 0 points by GirlFriday (17435) 2 years ago

Yep.

[-] 2 points by VQkag2 (16478) 2 years ago

The vote to prevent closing gitmo!

Pressure all the pols who voted to prevent the closing of gitmo (incl the 8 dems)

No repubs voted against it. NONE! Repubs are the problem!

http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=112&session=2&vote=00212

[-] 1 points by nomdeguerre (1775) from Brooklyn, NY 2 years ago

He lacks the power. He's merely the front man for the Pentagon's democracy masquerade. They run fake democracies around the world, why not here?

Let him prove that wrong.

[-] 0 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

Repubs again added def budget language to make it difficult for Pres Obama to close Gitmo.

Pressure all pols anyway.

http://takeaction.amnestyusa.org/site/c.6oJCLQPAJiJUG/b.8476775/k.305E/January_11_Stand_in_Orange/apps/ka/ct/contactus.asp?c=6oJCLQPAJiJUG&b=8476775&msource=W1301EASHR1