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By Tom Fitton
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Naval Base Guantanamo Bay
On Jan. 22, 2009, President Obama signed an order to close the detention center for terrorism suspects at U.S. Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. As with most of his decisions, Mr. Obama acted first and thought second — and he didn't have a clue about how to implement this one, either. "Gitmo" is still open.
President Obama and other U.S. authorities cannot repatriate any of the detainees to a country listed as a state sponsor of terrorism.
A year ago, Medea Benjamin, co-founder of anti-war protest group Code Pink, was seated on the Capitol's West Front, 100 feet from the inauguration stage, watching Barack Obama be sworn in as president.
The Senate on Thursday gave the green light to President Obama to transfer the accused plotters of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks to the United States to be tried in civilian courts.
Congress on Tuesday passed the 2010 homeland security spending bill that gives President Obama the authority to transfer terrorism-suspect detainees to the United States for trial, though only after he submits a plan to Congress.
In disparaging the CIA and accusing the agency of lying last week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has become a "wrecking ball" to the morale of officers risking their lives in the field, the top Republican on the House intelligence committee said Tuesday.
Even as congressional Democrats feuded last week with the CIA in what at times seemed to be a throwback to the 1970s, President Obama was headed in the other direction in what may have been his most active week yet as commander in chief.