That other senator from Colorado, Michael Bennet, was not one of the original cosponsors. However, we expect he will jump on board about 30 seconds after we publish this post to prove he’s no longer as gung-ho on the closure now that he’s up for reelection and the media are now paying attention to his record (for, against, for, against, for, against, for, etc.).
Gardner’s resolution rejects President Obama’s plan to transfer the detainees to American communities, which he reminds him, is against the law.
“Americans in Colorado and across the country are adamantly opposed to the Obama administration’s proposal to transfer Guantanamo Bay detainees to their backyards,” said Gardner. “The administration is considering relocation sites in Colorado that are in close proximity to the heavily populated areas of Pueblo and Colorado Springs, as well as the U.S. Air Force Academy and several military installations.”
Gardner’s resolution comes as we learn, once again, that the Obama administration has not exactly been forthcoming about their catch-and-release program to turn some prisoners loose back upon the battlefields of terrorism.
First they told us six released detainees might have rejoined the fight, now they acknowledge it’s more like a dozen. We expect that number to keep growing the closer we get to Obama’s last day in office, which isn’t coming soon enough for us.