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Guantanamo Closure

Gitmo's Closing, So Now Where Do We Keep Falsely Imprisoned People?

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 02.29.2016 | Comedy

President Obama recently announced that his administration is moving forward with plans to close Guantanamo Bay. But that leaves a lot of unanswered q...

Obama Loses Key Potential Republican Ally On Guantanamo Bay Closure

The Huffington Post | Tyler Tynes | Posted 02.24.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz) said Wednesday he would support suing President Barack Obama if he moves Guantanamo Bay detainees to the Unite...

White House Rejects Pentagon Plan To Close Gitmo

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 01.17.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Dec 1 (Reuters) - The Obama administration has rejected as too expensive a Department of Defense cost estimate for closing the prison at G...

Tom Cotton: U.S. Should Be 'Proud' Of How It Treats Guantanamo Detainees

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 02.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) on Monday said the U.S. should be "proud" of how it treats the "savages" it detains at the Guantanamo Bay milit...

Carter Can Take Gitmo Closure Across the Finish Line

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 04.06.2015 | Home
Daphne Eviatar

Hopefully Ashton Carter, President Obama's nominee for Secretary of Defense, will make a strong commitment to closing down Guantanamo before the end of President Obama's term. His confirmation hearing will be a key indicator of how committed he is to this goal.

Gitmo Lawyer Jabs Obama For Pointing Fingers Over Prison

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics

Martha Rayner, a Fordham University law professor who has represented a number of Guantanamo detainees, accused President Barack Obama of ducking his ...

Matt Sledge

Harry Reid: 'Nobody's Fault' Guantanamo Still Open | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.29.2013 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said at a Tuesday press conference that it was "nobody's fault" the U.S. prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cub...

Once Crucial Issue Disappears Almost Entirely From Campaign

Miami Herald | Posted 11.24.2012 | Politics

In 2007, Mitt Romney set himself apart from the pack of presidential candidates by staking out an extreme position on the prison camps at Guantánamo ...

Guantanamo Debate Has Gone Silent on Capitol Hill

Roll Call | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It was just a year ago that the question of how to close the detention center sparked a furor in Congress, with Democratic leaders demanding direction...

Sam Stein

David Axelrod Won't Commit To Closing Guantanamo By End Of 2010 | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

White House senior adviser David Axelrod refused on Sunday to say whether the Obama administration will close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay b...

Obama Administration Sidelines Guantanamo Closure

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Stymied by political opposition and focused on competing priorities, the Obama administration has sidelined efforts to close the Guantá...

Want to Close Guantanamo? No Problem

Kathy Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathy Rose

Why is everyone making such a fuss about where to move the men who are still at Guantanamo? I have the solution. I live in a huge anonymous apartment building in Manhattan...

Gitmo: Suicide, Fundraising and Videogames

David Danzig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Danzig

The stark contrast between real life at Guantanamo Bay, and the fantasy that has been built up around the so-called "hardened terrorists" who are housed there was brought into high relief this week.

Jason Linkins

Scritti Politti: May 28, 2009 | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Karl Rove isn't worried about how attacking Sonia Sotomayor might alienate Hispanic voters! And why is that? But what damage did Democrats suffer wh...

Jason Linkins

Liz Cheney Accuses Obama Of "Libel" On "Morning Joe" (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I get the feeling that the Cheneys don't actually know what "libel" is, frankly! But I guess if you've spent so much time above the law, it can be pretty difficult to discern.

Jason Linkins

RNC Remixes 1964 "Daisy" Ad For Gitmo (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Hey kids! Am I mistaken, or did some "titular" head of the Republican National Committee recently stand in front of teevee cameras and say all this j...

Guantanamo: What Should The US Do With It?

The Huffington Post | Catherine Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

With President Obama announcing the closure of the infamous Guantanamo detention center within the year, the talk has immediately turned to the fate o...

Obama's Decisive Break with Bush's "War on Terror" Policies

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Andy Worthington

Obama's new Orders are a bold start, but more detail is required, dangerous loopholes must be shut off permanently, and other parts of the Bush administration's dark legacy need to be swiftly addressed.

Sam Stein

Obama Signs Executive Order To Close Guantanamo Bay | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration called on Thursday for the closure of Guantanamo Bay within the next year. The move will be greeted with widespread approval ...

Gone-tanamo Bay: the Right Decision

Rep. John Murtha | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rep. John Murtha

The problem with Guantanamo was never about its bricks and mortar. The problem with Guantanamo is that its very existence stains and defies the moral fiber of our great nation.

Obama's Guantánamo Mistake: He's Not Closing Gitmo the Right Way

Brandt Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Brandt Goldstein

Obama has issued an executive order to shut down the prison. That alone is not enough. An executive order can be changed -- easily.