President’s last-ditch Gitmo plan falls flat

February 24, 2016 2:18 AM

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President’s last-ditch Gitmo plan falls flat

President Obama’s plan to shutter the military prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, ran into a buzz saw of opposition on Tuesday, underscoring how difficult it will be for him to fulfill a major campaign promise in his final year in office.

Mere minutes after the president sent Congress his blueprint to empty the controversial facility and move detainees to the United States, Republican leaders declared it dead on arrival.

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