Tag: guantanamo bay

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Robert Hurt votes for resolution challenging prisoner exchange

Congressman Robert Hurt’s released a statement after voting in favor of a resolution of disapproval of the Obama administration’s failure to comply with the lawful statutory requirement of notifying Congress 30 days prior to the release of detainees from the United States Naval Station at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.


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What the CIA is Trying to Hide

Beginning in the 1990s, and accelerating after September 11, the CIA flew terrorism suspects to secret police custody in Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Morocco, and Libya.


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Randy Forbes: Bergdahl-Taliban Trade Sets Bad Precedent

Sergeant Bergdahl is going home. But so are the Taliban. The Obama Administration’s decision to trade five detainees from the Guantanamo Bay detention center in exchange for POW Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has sparked concern and outrage across the country.


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Kaine comments on trip to Gitmo

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, released the following statement after his trip last Friday to the detention facility at U.S. Naval Base Guantanamo Bay.


Chris Graham: Nuts and berries

Where I break with Libertarians – the economy. The stuff about keeping government out of my private life, I’m there. (Which is where I break with so-called conservative Republicans, who think it’s not only OK but encouraged for government to tell you every little thing you should be able to do in your private life.) […]


A Wolf looking out for the folks

   Column by Sanford D. Horn Submit guest columns: freepress2@ntelos.net In children’s literature, the wolf is portrayed as the ruffian, the evil-doer. He went after grandmother in Little Red Riding Hood, he huffed and puffed in The Three Little Pigs, and of course there’s Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf. Back in the adult world, […]


Webb: Reverse decision on Gitmo trials

   Staff Report News tips: freepress2@ntelos.net U.S. Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va. joined five other senators Tuesday calling for U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to reverse his decision to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and other alleged conspirators in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks in civilian court rather than military commissions. The six lawmakers, including Sens. Joe […]


Marrow: Obama, Dems no better than GOP

   Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net See if you can guess who updated their Facebook status this way over the weekend. “A year later is has become abundantly clear that Obama and the dems are no better than bush and his republican sleaze. They are all corporate wh@#es, liars and thieves. The only difference is […]


Wolf to Obama: ‘Please stop these releases’

Congressman also calls for public release of info on detainees Staff Report Rep. Wolf online: www.wolf.house.gov 10th District Congressman Frank Wolf is again calling on the Obama administration to halt the release of Guantanamo Bay detainees to countries like Yemen in the wake of an attempt by a man with ties to extremist groups in […]


Concerns regarding terror trials

  Column by Rob Wittman www.wittman.house.gov Recently we all have learned that Attorney General Eric Holder has planned to bring several of the 9/11 attack masterminds to New York City for trial. As you know, I’ve been a voice from the beginning, against bringing these terrorists to the Commonwealth for trial or detention, and I […]


Wolf joins GOP call for answers on Gitmo

Staff Report Republican ranking members today demanded answers to questions posed over the past 10 months about the Obama administration’s decision to close Guantanamo Bay. In a letter to President Obama, the ranking members outlined the national-security concerns posed by the decision and insisted that the administration provide responses to the American people before any […]


President Obama’s remarks on national security, Gitmo

National Archives, Washington, D.C., 10:28 a.m., Thursday, May 21, 2009: Good morning, everybody. Please be seated. Thank you all for being here. Let me just acknowledge the presence of some of my outstanding Cabinet members and advisors. We’ve got our Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. We have our CIA Director Leon Panetta. We have our […]