Thune: President Should Abandon Plan to Close Guantanamo Bay

Thune: President Should Abandon Plan to Close Guantanamo Bay

“Once again, the president is attempting to move forward without regard for the will of the American people, and he is putting our communities and neighborhoods at risk by doing so.”

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) issued the following statement after President Obama announced a plan to close Guantanamo Bay and transfer terrorists to the United States. Under current law, it is illegal to transfer foreign terrorists at Guantanamo to the United States.

“Once again, the president is attempting to move forward without regard for the will of the American people, and he is putting our communities and neighborhoods at risk by doing so. Congress has already rejected bringing these foreign terrorists to American soil in bipartisan legislation, which President Obama signed into law. The president should redirect his focus from an old campaign promise to the larger national security issues facing our nation.

10 thoughts on “Thune: President Should Abandon Plan to Close Guantanamo Bay

    1. Anonymous

      How are these two issues even remotely related, Nimrod? Did Thune steal your girlfriend in high school or something? You sure seem to have an axe to grind with him.

  1. Dave R

    Gitmo is the perfect prison for illegal combatants who are not protected by the Geneva Conventions. Its either Gitmo or a firing squad.

  2. fretwalker

    5/26/2009–SEN. JOHN THUNE ®, SOUTH DAKOTA: “This administration is seriously considering freeing these men inside the United States. And most outrageous of all, paying them to live freely within American communities and neighborhoods. The American people don‘t want these men walking the streets”— and he’s still lying..

  3. What

    Right, freeing them .I need what your taking man.Lets build another prison when we fight Somalia and Iran, lets put this one on the big island in Hawaii.

  4. Anonymous

    Surprising that Obama doesn’t want to leave this for the next president, but he’s willing to leave the rest of his sorry “legacy” for the next poor sap to deal with. What a drip.

  5. Anonymous

    I like The New Yorker magazine’s idea of sending all members Congress to Guantánamo. Even though it is only a satirical column/idea.