Guantanamo has been a major political and national security headache for the president since he took office promising to close the prison within a year, a deadline that came and went without him ever setting a new one.
Obama made the change with clear reluctance, bowing to the reality that Congress' vehement opposition to trying detainees on U.S. soil leaves them nowhere else to go. The president emphasized his preference for trials in federal civilian courts, and his administration blamed congressional meddling for closing off that avenue.
"I strongly believe that the American system of justice is a key part of our arsenal in the war against al-Qaida and its affiliates, and we will continue to draw on all aspects of our justice system — including (federal) courts — to ensure that our security and our values are strengthened," Obama said in a statement.
A couple of things here:
#1 - Have you finally come to grips with the fact that there were a few things you may not have been privy to at your lowly position to as a freshman Congressman, you stupid fuck? Have you begun to realize that there may have been a thing or two that you didn't know about before making such stupid promises?
#2 - The American system of justice DOES NOT APPLY to al-Qaida and its affiliates!!!!! Godamn it, that applies to Americans, NOT THOSE WHO DECLARE WAR/JIHAD AGAINST US!!!
Get over your muslim faith and realize that we are at war with islam.