Barack Obama, whom some may remember as the president of the United States, has just signed into law a bill that will prevent suspects from the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center from being brought to the US for trial.
According to the Yahoo News Service:
……Obama said he was left with no choice but to sign the defense authorization act for fiscal 2011.
“Despite my strong objection to these provisions, which my administration has consistently opposed, I have signed this act because of the importance of authorizing appropriations for, among other things, our military activities in 2011,” Obama said in a statement……
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said the legislation Obama signed into law showed there was overwhelming bipartisan opposition to bringing Guantanamo detainees to the United States for trial and detention.
“When it comes to terrorism, we should err on the side of protecting the American people,” McConnell said in a statement……”
This bill effectively prevents the closure of Guantanamo Bay Detention Center for the foreseeable future.
From November 2008
Well, now, Mister Obama, why don’t you just lie down on the floor of the House and let your Republican friends take it in turns to stamp all over your face?
Would that not be a fine example of your commitment to political bipartisanship?
 “Obama, in blow to closing Guantanamo, signs law” Yahoo News, January 7th 2011
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