Am not gonna discuss the politics; but this is a President that keeps his word. The last president that have done so wasn’t popular; Jimmy Carter.
Unlikely to actually happen. His current plan includes relocating some prisoners to facilities in the US, which is illegal. Congress might be willing to change the law though if it includes building a new facility specifically for those folks in Nancy Pelosi’s district, ideally next to her house. Or maybe down the street from the Clinton’s house in Chappaqua, NY.
I haven’t read the details, but how much of this is supposed to happen between now and January 2017?
I’ll believe it when I see it. He’s been promising this since 2008.
Not sure what this accomplishes if they’re just going to move inmates to CIA black sites in Egypt or Jordan.
Just because he proposes something doesn’t mean it will happen or that he even intends for it to happen. Take the 10% gas tax for instance. He just said that so people will think about emissions. It’s not a realistic policy at all.
Before that even. He said he would close Gitmo on “Day 1” of his presidency.
It doesnt matter if Gitmo closes. There will just be some announcement with handshakes, pats on the back, and smiles. Theyll move them elsewhere and do whatever they want.