Guantanamo Bay Under Obama – More of the same?

Stephen Lendman
Global Research
March 9, 2009

As The New York Times reported on January 22, Barack Obama signed Executive Orders (EOs) banning torture and “directing the CIA to shut what remains of its network of secret prisons and ordering the closing of the Guantanamo detention camp within a year, government official said.”

The closure EO is titled: “Executive Order — Review and Disposition of Individuals Detained at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base and Closure of Detention Facilities.”

Sec. 3 reads: “Closure of Detention Facilities at Guantanamo. The detention facilities at Guantanamo for individuals covered by this order shall be closed as soon as practicable, and no later than 1 year from the date of this order. If any individuals covered by this order remain, they shall be returned to their home country, released, transferred to a third country, or transferred to another United States detention facility in a manner consistent with law and the national security and foreign policy interests of the United States.”

It sounds great up front, but when you delve into the details…

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