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Obama Closing Guantanamo

Obama Weighs Options to Close Guantanamo

The Wall Street Journal | Posted 10.10.2014 | Politics

The White House is drafting options that would allow President Barack Obama to close the detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by overriding a c...

General Who Opened Gitmo Calls For It To Be Shut Down

Reuters | Posted 02.11.2014 | Politics

By Jane Sutton MIAMI, Dec 12 (Reuters) - The U.S. general who opened the Guantanamo detention camp said Thursday it was a mistake and ...

Ryan J. Reilly

Congress' NDAA Deal Could Make It Easier For Obama To Finally Close Guantanamo | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate and House Armed Services committees have reached a deal that would, for the first time, loosen restrictions that impede the P...

This Is What Obama Telling The Truth Would Look Like

Upworthy | Rossalyn Warren | Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics

This is most definitely what I did not expect Obama to say about this human rights issue. Well, we can always hope....

How Obama Bungled Closing Gitmo

The Daily Beast | Posted 05.24.2013 | Politics

President Obama called today for a renewed effort to close the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba....

Obama Guantanamo Closing: White House Regroups After Missteps

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This article by Dafna Linzer, ProPublica, and Anne E. Kornblut, Washington Post, was published by ProPublica under a Creative Commons license. With ...

White House Drafts Executive Order To Allow Indefinite Detention Of Terror Suspects

ProPublica | Dafna Linzer and Peter Finn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration, fearing a battle with Congress that could stall plans to close Guantanamo, has drafted an executive order that would reasser...

No We Can't: Obama's Guantánamo

Cori Crider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cori Crider

Celebrations of a new civil liberties hero were sadly premature. Four months on, dozens of innocents are still in prison.

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

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
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.

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

Brandt Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
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.

Gone-tanamo Bay: the Right Decision

Rep. John Murtha | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
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.