UGH: Obama now pushing Congress to help him close GITMO this year

Obama wants to release more terrorists from GITMO while sending the rest to federal prisons in America, and he wants Congress to help him do it:

FOX NEWS – President Obama on Tuesday presented the four-point plan that he has given Congress to close the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, that includes releasing more detainees and transferring the most dangerous of them to U.S. soil

The president presented the plan in his last months of office, in perhaps a final effort to fulfill his 2008 campaign promise.

The plan for the 91 remaining detainees includes:

— The “careful” transfer of 35 detainees to overseas countries

— Accelerating the review process for the roughly 56 remaining detainees to see whether they’re eligible for transfer

— Using “all of the legal tools” available to the U.S. to resolve the cases of detainees in the commission process.

— Work with Congress to pick a transfer location on U.S. soil

Obama presented the plan as an effort to bolster U.S. security, maintain American values and save money.

“We can improve our security, uphold our highest values around the world and save Americans money in the process,” Obama said.

Yeah we know what using “all of the legal tools” available means to Obama. If Congress refuses to help him do this, he’ll just pull out his pen and his phone.

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