Thursday, December 30, 2010

Guantánamo camps not closing soon

Candidate Obama promised to close the Guantánamo prison camps within one year of his swearing in. President Obama promised to do it within two years. Both of them lied.
The Obama administration acknowledged Sunday that it has no new timetable for closure of the prison camps at Guantánamo, while reiterating a White House talking point that the controversial detention center is an al Qaeda "recruiting tool."

One of President Barack Obama's earliest executive orders was to order the prison camps emptied by Jan. 22, 2010. But spokesman Robert Gibbs told CNN's State of the Union program that there's no end in sight

"It's certainly not going to close in the next month," around the first anniversary of the administration's failed closure timetable.

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