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  • Webb on Obama Administration: "They've said a lot of things"

    This Sunday on This Week, Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA) echoed a point we’ve been making for months: Guantanamo Bay is a distraction. The real issue is how to best establish a system for holding accountable and incapacitating terrorists in a detention framework that is lawful, durable, and internationally acceptable. Or as Webb put it:

    I think Guantanamo has become the great Rorschach test of how we feel about international terrorism. We should, at the right time, close Guantanamo. But I don’t think that it should be closed, and in terms of transferring people here.

    I think what has happened is Guantanamo has become the issue rather than how we process these people who were detained there.

    On a lighter note, check out Webb’s reaction when pressed about the Obama administration’s self imposed January 23rd deadline for closing Guantanamo:

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gX1dR1gAt0Q[/youtube]

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