GITMO

I can’t see how anyone would have a problem with this.

Via The Hill:

President Obama is considering executive action to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, despite congressional legislation that bans the transfer of detainees there to prisons in the U.S., according to a Thursday report.

Administration officials told The Wall Street Journal that that the president was weighing two options to force the closure of the controversial facility, which he pledged to eliminate before his election in 2008.

Obama could veto the annual defense spending bill, which includes a provision prohibiting him from moving any of the prison’s remaining 149 inmates back to the United States. Doing so would force Congress to either override with a two-thirds majority or risk cutting off funding to the military.

Or, Obama could — as he has done in the past — sign the legislation but include a singing statement that declares the restrictions on detainee transfers unconstitutional. He could then unilaterally move to transfer the remaining prisoners to a military or civilian prison in the U.S.

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