This Is the Last Thing Obama Is Determined to Do Before He Leaves Office

White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough on Sunday vowed that President Obama will close the Guantanamo Bay detainee facility before his presidency ends in 11 months.

“He feels an obligation to his successor to close that, and that’s why we’re going to do it,” McDonough said on “Fox News Sunday.” “Sure we are.”

However, McDonough declined to answer whether Obama would use his White House powers to sidestep Congress and close the facility.


“The president just said he’s going to present a plan to Congress and work with Congress and then we’ll make some final determination,” McDonough said.

Obama has promised since the start of his presidency seven years ago that he would close the facility — opened in the aftermath of 9/11 to get suspected terrorists off the battlefield. (Read more from “This Is the Last Thing Obama Is Determined to Do Before He Leaves Office” HERE)

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  • Bill Meeker

    And return the facility and land to Cuba.

    • Paul

      While doing so, he will make Cuba very rich so they’ll have the funds to attack us later on. You know… just like with did with China. It is simply brilliant for us to transfer our wealth to nations that hates us so they can use it against us later on. China is a perfect example of it. Yep, that is our government at its best.

      • RWS

        China’s a rich threat only partly through hacking our secrets. More, through American people buying cheap Chinese things in preference to things made by Americans or other Westerners.

        In short, we BOUGHT the rope from China ….

  • WATCHER

    And our useless Congress will do nothing to prevent it.