The point here is, Obama made a promise he can't keep: Close Guantanamo. Can't do it without a plan as to what to do with the terrorists who are housed there. As Rep. Obey said, "When they have a plan, they're welcome to come back and talk to us."
It is not just finding a place for the Guantanamo terrorists, it is the Democrats in Congress getting just a little worried about Obama's capacity to maintain America's safety. Afghanistan and Pakistan are going in the wrong direction and Obama's Personality Parade to Europe a month ago did not convince our crack European allies to put any more of their troops in harm's way to help change things.
According to the Associated Press, the military spending bill which David Obey's committee is deliberating is about $9 billion more than Obama requested.
If, God forbid, America or American interests are attacked, Members of Congress want to be able to tell their constituents it wasn't their fault.
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