Obama doubles Guantanamo

The American Conservative
by Karen Greenberg

04/19/10

On his first day in office, President Barack Obama promised that he would close the Bush-era prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, ‘as soon as practicable’ and ‘no later than one year from the date of this order.’ The announcement was met with relief, even joy, by those, like me, who had opposed the very existence of Guantanamo on the grounds that it represented a legal black hole where the distinction between guilt and innocence had been obliterated, respect for the rule of law was mocked, and the rights of prisoners were dismissed out of hand. We should have known better...

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