"There are 240 people there who have now spent years in legal limbo. In dealing with this situation, we do not have the luxury of starting from scratch. We are cleaning up something that is -- quite simply -- a mess; a misguided experiment that has left in its wake a flood of legal challenges that my administration is forced to deal with on a constant basis, and that consumes the time of government officials whose time should be spent on better protecting our country."Once again, "Deal with"? Enjoy Wisteria Lane, you major DRAMA QUEEN. Wrap yourself in a towel and trip over a hedge on your way out!
"But I also believe that -- too often -- our government made decisions based upon fear rather than foresight, and all too often trimmed facts and evidence to fit ideological predispositions."Actually, no. Our government made decisions after clear evidence it had been ATTACKED and there would need to be justice for those brutal killings, not fear. If anything, retaliation against those who participated in the attacks- via the legal system and military action against terrorists, was justice, not fear.
"And this is not my assessment alone. It was an assessment that was shared by the American people, who nominated candidates for president from both major parties who, despite our many differences, called for a new approach -- one that rejected torture, and recognized the imperative of closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay."
Yeah, those voters want a new approach. But because you're so busy dealing with terrorism, you can't approach universal healthcare and your other socialist agenda items.
I will stop there. I'm so mad smoke is pouring out of my ears, and frankly, I can't believe our President has acted so immaturely. It's like he's 5 and someone has taken his Tonka truck away and made him play with Legos.