Obama Prepares to Close Gitmo

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On his first day in office, Barack Obama is preparing to keep one of his promises to the international left: Draft order calls for closing Guantanamo Bay.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The new Obama administration circulated a draft executive order Wednesday that calls for closing the controversial detention center at Guantanamo Bay within a year and halting any war crimes trials in the meantime.

Closing the facility in Cuba “would further the national security and foreign policy interests of the United States and the interests of justice,” read the draft prepared for the new president’s signature.

While some of the detainees currently held at Guantanamo would be released, others would be transferred elsewhere and later put on trial under terms to be determined.

Obama advisers are on the news channels today telling us this is going to restore America’s moral standing in the world. Good luck with that.

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