Obama has promised to start closing Guantanamo Bay down within the first week on the job. Let’s hope that this is one campaign promise that he will be able to fulfill. That place is one big human rights violation! Here’s more on Obama’s plans from the TimesOnline:
“President-elect Barack Obama is moving on a campaign pledge to close the Guantanamo Bay prison, preparing to issue an executive order in the first days of his administration on one of the most controversial developments of the Bush administration.
The order to close the prison, which houses suspected terrorists at the US Naval base in Cuba, will be the first grand gesture of the President-elect in an effort to distance himself from the outgoing Bush administration.
An adviser to Mr Obama, who will be inaugurated as the next US president in Washington on Tuesday, said is expected to issue the order within his first week in the White House.
“There is going to be an executive order on closing down Guantanamo,” the adviser told Reuters. However the practicality of closing the controversial prison is much more complicated and Guantanamo Bay is unlikely to shut right away. Mr Obama has already admitted that closing the facility would take some time, saying last weekend it would be “a challenge” to close it even within the first 100 days of his administration.
“(It) is more difficult than I think a lot of people realize,” Mr Obama said in an interview on US television.
“You have a bunch of folks that have been detained, many of whom may be very dangerous who have not been put on trial…and some of the evidence against them may be tainted even though it’s true.”
But the President-elect said closing the prison was non-negotiable for him.”(End of Excerpt) Read the rest here: (http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/article5506559.ece
This video shows why the calamity known as Gitmo need to be obliterated from the face of the earth! It’s definitely a torture camp!
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