“It’s a proud day for America,” said Obama. “I wanted to free these people before the administration takes office and I accomplished that.”
The political move will save the government thousands of dollars per year and also free up soldiers to be deployed to needed areas.
Reports show the prisoner and family members will get a private jet to a country of their choice.
Republicans are angry that many of the prisoners weren’t waterboarded yet for information. “How can they be pardoned if they were never tried in court?”