Fox: Will Mumbai attacks delay Gitmo close?

By David Edwards
Friday, November 28, 2008 9:30 EDT
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Fox’s Alisyn Camerota talked with Bob Beckel and former Republican Senator Rick Santorum about how the attacks in Mumbai would effect Barack Obama’s policies. Camerota asked Santorum, “Is it hard to get a handle on exactly where Barack Obama stands on how he would handle terrorists when we know that he wants to shut down Guantanamo?”

Santorum answered, “He’s taking a big risk there, and he’s making the risk because he made pledges during his campaign, and what we’re finding is he’s not been able to keep a lot of those pledges, at least early on because whether it’s on the economy or whether it’s on foreign policy, he’s faced with a lot more difficult situation, and he’s realizing that some of these pledges are not going to be able to follow through.”

“The one he could follow through on that maybe has long-term repercussions — if not short-term — is Guantanamo, but after that first presidential brief that he got that showed how dangerous a world it is, he has had to sort of pull it back in and actually get people like Bob Gates to continue to be in administration and adopt some of the Bush policies that he railed against when it came to national security.”

This video is from Fox’s Fox & Friends, broadcast Nov. 28, 2008.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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