If they do it will not play well for them. I never understood the anti Israel stance of a lot of Dems when a lot of thier benifactors or indeed Jewish
Will the Democrats boycott Netanyahu's speech to congress?
Kunectdots, say his name two more times and you will open up that can that does not need opening. with that said, you are correct that any immediate financial savings will not be realized and all of the personel will be absorbed in some fashion. while reading a condensed version of the history of Gitmo (which would be a good read btw) one will find that it is a valuable asset that would be a mistake to lose. up until 1991, the base at Guantánamo was simply a naval base. naturally i am certain that it was used for purposes other than just docking ships. it did not become a prison until 1991. closing Gitmo in the hopes to curry favor from our enemies is a costly folly at best. enemies are enemies for a reason. perhaps our history buffs will advise when a country has been attacked based solely upon a prison. even germany was not thwarted because of their concentration camps. truthfully, we have saved money in that the lease checks we send the government of cuba have never been cashed.
absolem - I also failed to point out that, if we rid ourselves of every detainee in custody at Gitmo, the financial savings impact to the American public will not be significant.
The "employees" stationed there will just be moved to other duties throughout the world.
Where's ohwiseone's snide remarks like I'm "thinking like a Republican businessman"?
Originally should have been between 2-3%. But I expanded the number of decimal places during the calculation which changed to 3%.
Oddly enough, the cost of operating gitmo just happens to almost equal the amount of additional funds that the president promised to Jordan. The total amount that will be given is between 3% of Jordans total gdp.
Obama's supporters want to close down Guantanamo using the costs of it's operation as a supporting reason. All the while they leave out the factor that we are currently paying the same 2000 U.S. employees to guard/service one-fourth of the total number of prisoners that the same number of employees used to guard/service.
It would seem a good business strategy to have reduced the number of employees, proportionately, to the number of detainees. It's effect would have defused the claim that each one of the prisoners costs us X-amount of million dollars per year to detain.
But those kinds of moves would have offset a portion of Obama's argument to close up the place. OH WHAT A STRATEGIST HE IS!
Nah , It the level of ignorance that sets Rush apart from your everyday dimwit republidud !
You seem to have a thing with peoples looks
No, it was El Lardass !And just so you know that's Rush Limbaughs pet name !
I remember a few libs on this site using a term Lard A s s .
You forgot Debbie (poodle hair) Wasserman Schultz
looks like her brother Rachel Maddow.
You seem to have a thing with peoples looks, first Hillary now Rachel...just one of these two women are smarter than both of us put together...I bet your looks are Perfect eh...
Ah, a conversation you say , sound more like idiotic chattering to me !
BERIGHT, do you notice anyone desperately trying to insert themselves into every conversation but being largely ignored???? Pretty sad isn't it?
Ah yes the nit picker deluxe ! I guess if that's all you got , you might as well use it ! What an absolute fool ! By the way , there still is NO IAW LOCAL ANYWHERE NEAR HERE !
(your the) SHOULD BE (YOU'RE the) LOLOLOL
Who are you calling stupid?
That's right , your the perfect example of that !
Politi-fact and pundit-fact may have a roll in this !
ya cant fix stupid
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