Four Years Since Obama Signed Executive Order to Close Gitmo Within a Year
And it's still open for business.
10:59 AM, Jan 22, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
Four years ago today, on January 22, 2009, President Barack Obama signed "EXECUTIVE ORDER -- REVIEW AND DISPOSITION OF INDIVIDUALS DETAINED AT THE GUANTÁNAMO BAY NAVAL BASE AND CLOSURE OF DETENTION FACILITIES." In particular, the executive order stated:
The Gitmo detention facility, however, remains open and operating exactly four years later.
"This first executive order, that we are signing, uh, by the authority vested in me as president of the const… uh, the president by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, in order to affect the appropriate disposition of the individuals currently detained by the Department of Defense at Guantanamo, and promptly to close the detention facility at Guantanamo consistent with the national security and foreign policy interests of the United States and interests of justice, I hereby order," Obama clearly stated at the signing ceremony four years ago today.
"And we then provide, uh, the process whereby Guantanamo will be closed no later than one year from now."
Here's video of Obama signing the executive order, uploaded to YouTube by Michael Moore:
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