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November 20, 2010

Habeus Corpse: Gitmo to remain open indefinitely.

“Sorry, we’re open.”

President Obama can’t get funding from Congress to close Guantanamo Bay.

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A sad day for democracy.

Benjamin Franklin: “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”

It’s a fundamental right; a basic definition of a functioning democracy: the right to be charged and have a trial without being jailed indefinitely.

With thanks to the party of no…

White House Drops Plans to Close Gitmo:

The Washington Post is reporting the Obama administration has effectively abandoned plans to close the Guantánamo Bay prison. Administration officials said they do not expect to secure congressional funding to close the prison and transfer remaining prisoners to the United States. One official said, “Gitmo is going to remain open for the foreseeable future.” The White House also says it expects Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the self-proclaimed mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, to remain jailed without trial indefinitely...click for video.

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