President Obama getting ready to throw gauntlet

President Barack Obama is going to use executive order if he does not get his way in congress. The executive order will be used to indefinitely imprison a small number of Guantanamo Bay detainees considered too dangerous to prosecute or release. They have said if issued it would not take effect until after the October first to coincide start of the upcoming 2010 fiscal year. Congress has blocked the administration from spending any money this year to imprison the detainees in the United States. The administration has pledged to close the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba by January 21. This is the administration basically admitting that there are not really a lot of options for moving the prisoners to other countries. If he cannot get congress to play ball an executive order is the only route President Obama has to get the needed authority. There are 229 detainees currently being held at Guantanamo. If you are keeping count eleven are expected to be tried in military tribunals, Ahmed Ghailani, has been transferred to United States for prosecution by a civilian federal courts in Manhattan. Four Chinese Muslims (Uighurs) were transferred to Bermuda. The Obama administration is trying to relocate as many as 100 Yemeni detainees to Saudi Arabia for rehabilitation.

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