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we we we made it official president Obama moving ahead on his long delayed campaign promise to close the military prison at Guantanamo bay Cuba Tuesday instantly touching off a firestorm on Capitol Hill the plan said to Congress would empty gitmo by sending dozens of detainees held a terror suspect back to their home turf and bringing dozens more to the U. S. , Republicans and some Democrats fiercely oppose closing the president that has held Islamic militants since just after nine eleven and flatly reject bringing prisoners U. S. short many have been held for well over a decade without charges in the past it in harsh interrogation such as waterboarding and in some cases force fed during a hunger strike , Obama's deadly tactic that thirteen U. S. is standing in the world and help groups like al Qaeda an Islamic state recruit fighters while supporters say the president is needed in the fight against terror Obama ran into thousand a date on a promise to close Guantanamo and signed an executive order calling for it after taking office White House left open the chance that Obama will resort to more executive actions to get the job done before he leaves office , it at expected and hit a brick wall in Congress