Exclusive: Obama’s pledge to close down Guantanamo is ‘not even close’
By Robert Verkaik, Law Editor
Thursday, 19 August 2010
Barack Obama’s pledge to shut down Guantanamo Bay will not be honoured until at least a year after the President’s self-imposed deadline – and may not be completed in his first administration.
The man in charge of the seven prison camps at the US naval base in Cuba is yet to receive direct orders to begin the transfer of prisoners so he can close the detention facilities.