Thursday, January 28, 2010

US to close Guantanamo within three years

"EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS – The US will close the Guantanamo prison for terrorism suspects "within Barack Obama's term" of office, after missing last week the self-imposed deadline of one year, an American official told a Brussels audience, praising the support shown by European governments who took in about a dozen inmates. [...]

Mr Fried refused to speculate on a new deadline, but said he was confident the closure could be finalised "during Mr Obama's first term." The US president's mandate ends in January 2013."

3 comments:

Rob Paris said...

Whatever happened to the Executive Order Obama issued on January 22, 2009 stating that Guantanamo would be closed within a year?
http://robvstate.com/2010/01/25/closure-of-guantanamo-detention-facilities/

Marc said...

Down the memory hole it would seem.

Chris Lawrence said...

Of course, they mean closing the *prison* in three years. What about closing the *base*?

http://www.watchinghistory.com/2010/01/guantanamo-bay.html

 
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