Amid complaints that terror suspects could be brought to the U.S., House Democrats on Monday rebuffed the Obama administration's request for $50 million to relocate prisoners from the detention facility at Guantanamo, Cuba.
When lawmakers unveiled a bill to pay for military and diplomatic efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan through the fall, the money to implement President Obama's executive order to shut down the prison within a year was missing from it.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Democrats Refuse Obama's Request for Money to Move Gitmo Prisoners
Even though they claim that they want Guantanamo Bay to be closed, they will not put their money where their mouths are: