First it was Obama moving the deadline for the withdrawl from 12 months to 16 months to now its “late 2010“. Then it was his endorsement of warrantless wiretapping that out did the Bush Administration. He also flip floped on the patriot act and detainee detention. Now in keeping with his track record of breaking campaign promises recently the Defense Secretary Robert Gates stated that the Obama Administration probably will not meet the January 2010 deadline set to close the infamous Guantanamo Bay Naval Prison. In a recent briefing Press Secretary Gibbs said the following
Question: Robert, back in June, when you were asked about whether or not the deadline to close down Gitmo could be reached, you said, “absolutely.” Over the weekend, I’m sure you heard the secretary of defense saying that it’s going to be tough. What happened?
Gibbs: Well, I would believe the secretary. He always trumps me.
Question: I’m sure he does. What happened between the “absolutely” and “it’s going to be tough”?
Gibbs: I think we’re continuing to make progress. I think we’ve had more and more people transferred out of Guantanamo Bay…
Question: So is the White House resigned now, resigned to the fact now that the deadline cannot be met?
Gibbs: Well, we’re not focused on whether or not the deadline will or won’t be met on a particular day. We’re focused on ensuring that the facility is closed and doing all that has to be done between now and the 22nd of January to make the most progress that we can that’s possible.
You know if the Obama Administration keeps this up we wont even need to build new groups, they’re destroying themselves. Perhaps this is why his approval ratings have plummeted.Published in