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Office Established by Obama with Intent of Closing Gitmo . . . Closes

Home - by - January 29, 2013 - 12:31 America/New_York - 9 Comments


The Times reports:

The State Department on Monday reassigned Daniel Fried, the special envoy for closing the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, and will not replace him, according to an internal personnel announcement. Mr. Fried’s office is being closed, and his former responsibilities will be “assumed” by the office of the department’s legal adviser, the notice said.

The announcement that no senior official in President Obama’s second term will succeed Mr. Fried in working primarily on diplomatic issues aimed at repatriating or resettling detainees appeared to signal that the administration does not currently see the closing of the Guantánamo Bay prison as a realistic priority, despite repeated statements that it still intends to do so.

Mr. Fried will become the department’s coordinator for sanctions policy and will work on issues including Iran and Syria. . . .

Mr. Fried’s special envoy position was created by the Obama administration in early 2009, shortly after Mr. Obama took office and promised to close the military prison in his first year. Mr. Fried spent several years traveling the world overseeing the repatriation of low-level detainees and persuading other countries to resettle detainees who had been cleared for release but who could not be sent home.

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  1. Diann

    January 29th, 2013

    Who needs to pretend to give a crap anymore?

    Remember, he also eighty-sixed the Jobs Council.

    And he unzipped and pissed on the Constitution right there on National Television last Monday.

    The gloves are off my friends.

    Liberalism is exposed.

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  2. scr_north

    January 29th, 2013

    Gee, you want to bet this won’t be the lead story on any MSM outlet? C’mon Koch brothers stop supporting PBS and together with some of the other rich conservatives take control of ComCast or Disney or Viacom. Turn NBC, ABC or CBS news division into a real news outlet. That would do more to bring back conservatism than any donation to the GOP. You’d make money to.

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  3. Dr. Tar

    January 29th, 2013

    Looks like President Skeeter isn’t the only one doing some early spring cleaning.

    CNN is giving heave-ho to Solodunce O’Brien, Skelator and his wife Matalin and Eric Erickson is moving to FoxNews.



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  4. jeckelmyhyde

    January 29th, 2013

    I feel bad for Sasha and Malia, having a dad who alway breaks his promises. Poor kids.

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  5. jeckelmyhyde

    January 29th, 2013

    @Dr. Tar
    Really Carvelle to Fox, sounds like an infestation.

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  6. msq

    January 29th, 2013

    Holy crap! A gubbermint program that ends?

    bloody unlikely

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  7. Bad Brad

    January 29th, 2013

    BFH: You gotta see this. I’m LMAO. I think you could probably sue these guys.


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  8. BILL

    January 29th, 2013

    is gitmo still open?

    ask that on the street in a big city full of obama supporters and find out what they think they know.

    if the msm doesn’t report on it then it did not happen for most people, sadly.

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  9. Claudia

    January 29th, 2013

    Maybe while Oblabla is speechafying in Las Vegas today his pants will ignite.

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