Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Yes, Time to DO Something - Finally

I for one just want to see EVERY effort made EVERY day as diligently as possible to bring about the closure of Guantánamo and ALL other illegal detention centers as quickly as possible. The announcement of a pending executive order is merely the first, but an important, step towards restoring JUSTICE and the rule of law in the United States and bringing the United States back into accordance with recognized international law!
With this, President Obama can begin to prove that he meant what he said during the campaign ...

Obama’s Plan to Close Prison at Guantánamo May Take Year - NYTimes.com

President-elect Barack Obama plans to issue an executive order on his first full day in office directing the closing of the Guantánamo Bay detention camp in Cuba, people briefed by Obama transition officials said Monday.
But experts say it is likely to take many months, perhaps as long as a year, to empty the prison that has drawn international criticism since it received its first prisoners seven years ago this week. One transition official said the new administration expected that it would take several months to transfer some of the remaining 248 prisoners to other countries, decide how to try suspects and deal with the many other legal challenges posed by closing the camp.

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