Obama’s minimalist approach to Guantanamo

The American Prospect
by Aziz Huq

01/23/09

As majestic and spacious as it is vague, President Obama’s draft executive order directing the shuttering of the prison colony at Guantanamo is at once transformative and evasive. Obama has taken a critical step in the right direction. But he has also evaded the hardest moral and legal quagmires of the Bush administration, denying both his critics a target and the many innocent detainees the swift relief they deserve. The result is a masterpiece of subtle political indirection — one that captures and exploits the moral poverty and specious reasoning of national debate over Guantanamo, even as it offers a promissory note for transformation in the future...

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