Obama closes Gitmo –
Here are highlights from his TelePrompter speech today in the White House:
** Claims Islamists use it as propaganda tool
(it’s all America’s fault)
** Guantanamo harms US relations with other countries.
** It undermines are place in the global community
** We’re still having to defend the facility 15 years after it was opened
** This is not just some radical far left view
** Claims George Bush wanted to close it
** Nearly 800 detainees 85% have been transferred to other countries.
** I have transferred 147 more
** Each with restrictions that would prevent them from returning to the battlefield
91 hardcore Islamists remain at Guantanamo Bay.
** This is about closing a chapter of our history