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

Posted By Conn Carroll On May 18, 2009 @ 12:17 pm In Security | Comments Disabled

This Sunday on This Week [1], Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA) echoed a point we’ve been making for months: Guantanamo Bay is a distraction. [2] 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. [3] 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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[1] This Week: http://www.abcnews.go.com/print?id=7606997

[2] Guantanamo Bay is a distraction.: http://www.foundry.org/2008/11/03/let%E2%80%99s-call-it-shwantanamo/

[3] holding accountable and incapacitating terrorists in a detention framework that is lawful, durable, and internationally acceptable.: http://www.heritage.org/research/nationalsecurity/lm35.cfm

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