Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Majority of Americans Oppose Guantanamo Closure

Barack Obama plans to sign an executive order Thursday to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center within a year, a senior administration official said.

However, a new Gallup poll released on Wednesday found that 45 percent of Americans think the U.S. government should not close Guantanamo, while 35 percent think it should.

This would seem to indicate that a majority of Americans are reluctant to embrace the president's soft and fuzzy approach toward terrorism. And while the 'Obama doctrine of appeasement' may be selling well outside of the US, here in America it doesn't seem to be faring as well.

Ultimately, the American people have enjoyed seven years of peace and tranquility under George W. Bush [since the 9/11 attacks] and they're not about to forfeit their tranquility to Barack Obama and his 'New World Order' anytime soon.

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