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Jan-21-2009

from the pages of duh!journal: gitmo will take time to close!

duh!journal scours the earth for dumb behavior….some low brow…some high minded…all duh!

after the party…comes reality…and what seems to be a shock to people…and it made news!:

Gitmo closing may take time, Holder says

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Attorney General-designate Eric Holder said Thursday that the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, will be closed after President-elect Obama takes office, but not as soon as the administration would like.

Attorney General-designate Eric Holder said at his confirmation hearing that “waterboarding is torture.”

Attorney General-designate Eric Holder said at his confirmation hearing that "waterboarding is torture."

Holder made the comments as he appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee for his confirmation hearing.

The physical act of closing the Guantanamo Bay facility isn’t a problem, noted Holder. The more pressing question, he said, is the fate of the roughly 250 inmates currently being held there.

Some of the inmates, Holder said, can be sent to other countries, while others can be prosecuted.

A third group of inmates, Holder indicated, can’t be tried “for a variety of reasons” but also can’t be released because they are too dangerous.

For that reason, the Obama administration won’t be able to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility “as soon as we’d like.”

Holder pledged to only support interrogation techniques that are “consistent with who we are as Americans” and don’t “serve as recruiting tools for the enemy.” He promised that, if confirmed, the Justice Department would approve of techniques that don’t violate “current treaty obligations… but (are) effective.”

He cited the claims of military officials who have said that certain so-called “enhanced (interrogation) techniques” don’t always produce reliable intelligence.

He also stated that “waterboarding is torture” and a violation of the Geneva Conventions.

Justice Department officials have said in the past that the technique was used but is no longer in use.

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what next? the troops cannot pull out of iraq by tomm? the economy will take years to fix? my problems won’t be fixed in 30 minutes or less or my money back?

but obama is president now! the chosen one! why are my grandparents still dead? i want what i want and i want it now!

this is only news for people with totally unrealistic expectations…and that seems like every other person right now(except those who expect obama to be the antichrist…and those who rely on duh!journal for their reality).

but our favorite kind of news at duh!journal is news that ain’t really news at all.

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  1. stephervescent Said,

    i thought this would be the DUH!:
    “‘waterboarding is torture’ and a violation of the Geneva Conventions”

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