Thu, 21 May 2009 14:43:11 +0000 – By Kirsten PowersFOX News Political Analyst/New York Post Columnist
House and Senate Democrats waxed hysterical about the urgency of closing down Guantanamo Bay when George W. Bush was president. Now that it's their responsibility, the urgency has miraculously abated.
Yesterday, in an unusual sign of bipartisanship, the Senate (following the House's lead) voted 90-6 to strip funding to close the Guantanamo Bay prison from the war supplemental legislation.
Unless he is going to provide spine transplants to the Democrats, Obama is looking at an uphill battle.
It was a clear capitulation by Democrats to GOP attacks: The House GOP had introduced a bill, the "Keep Terrorists Out of America Act," prohibiting the transfer of Gitmo detainees to a state without permission from that state's governor and Legislature.
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