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Obama’s Gitmo Provocation? | The Atlantic

by Russell Berman

It didn’t take long for Speaker John Boehner to decry a new report that President Obama might override a congressional ban and close the terrorist detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

The Ohio Republican said the possible move, reported Friday in The Wall Street Journal, would extend the Obama administration’s “legacy of lawlessness,” and he stopped just shy of threatening to impeach the president if he went forward with it. One of the Senate’s most vulnerable Republicans, Pat Roberts of Kansas, vowed to “shut down the Senate” if Obama defied Congress.

Still, a move to close Gitmo and transfer many of its remaining detainees to prisons on U.S. soil would, by far, be the president’s most provocative act yet.

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