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The 90-6 vote comes after lawmakers balked at the idea of bringing detainees onto American soil. FBI Director Robert Mueller warned Congress such a move could pose the risk of terrorist attack.
Reporting from Washington -- The Senate showed its opposition to the closure of the prison in an overwhelming vote today to block the transfer of Guantanamo detainees to the United States and denied the administration the millions it sought to close the prison, according to the Associated Press.
The 90-6 Senate vote -- paired with similar House action last week -- was a clear sign to President Oba
"However, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said he didn't want detainees released into the U.S. or to have them imprisoned here.
"We don't want them around the United States," Reid said."
Originally posted by madhatr137
Basically, what is going on is that everybody wants Guantanamo to simply not exist anymore, they want the detainees to not exist anymore as well.
Originally posted by tothetenthpower
I think Obama may have jumped the gun when he signed that executive order, only what? 3 days in office? Yeah, trying to gain some public support at the beginning of his term has really backfired.
Originally posted by Retseh
I thought Obama's first idea was to simply release them back to their own country.
I didn't realize that when he said "close Guantanamo" he missed out "and just put them in a different jail".
The guy is starting to look just as incompetent as Bush was.
I was wondering how long it will take them to figure that one out?