Gitmo at 14: Obama's Last Chance to Fulfill Promise and Close 'Moral Disaster Zone'

"It's not enough for President Obama to say he tried," says Center for Constitutional Rights. "He is the Commander in Chief."
January 11, 2016
Common Dreams

Fourteen years ago on Monday, the first wave of detainees arrived at the notorious U.S. military prison at Guantánamo Bay in Cuba.

Seven years ago, President-elect Barack Obama promised that he would close the detention center within one year.

Yet as of January 11, 2016, just over 100 men—dozens already cleared for transfer, and the vast majority never charged with a crime—remain at Gitmo. ...

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January 12, 2016