Guantanamo Bay: Why Obama hasn’t fulfilled his promise to close the facility

This account of the unraveling of Obama’s pledge to close Guantanamo is based on interviews with more than 30 current and former administration officials, as well as members of Congress and their staff, members of the George W. Bush administration, and activists. Many of them would speak about internal or sensitive deliberations only on the condition of anonymity. Full Story »

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Jon Mitchell
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by Jon Mitchell - Apr. 28, 2011

Really amazing report that digs deep into the administration's reasons for not delivering on its promises about closing the Guantanamo Bay prison facility.

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no name
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by no name - Apr. 28, 2011

Excellent in-depth research utilization insider sources. I would've appreciated links to some of the documents he discusses. Overall a very informative article covering the whole story thus far.

The politics involved here get me depressed. Our leaders are worried more about the internal day-to-day politicking than resolving humanitarian issues that make the US look like a bunch of hypocrite thugs.

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Jonathan Brough
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by Jonathan Brough - Apr. 24, 2011

A possible explanation of how a policy can be watered down from an execitive order to a "no name strategy" before finally being shelved. Assuming the rulers of the US are capable this article does not delve into the lack of commitment by the administration, nor lend weigh to the possibility that the policy was not initially voiced in good faith, coinciding with the appointment of Bush's Secretary of Defence that hinted at a continuation of the previous guard.

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Don Bertschman
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by Don Bertschman - Apr. 24, 2011
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Sherry Wing
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by Sherry Wing - Apr. 28, 2011

This article would be considered very good journalism in my opinion. I was impressed at how much information was gathered and how well the information was organized. There were many sources presented and even a statement from the president himself, which is beneficial since the article is about his policies. I liked that the author included different opinions concerned with whether or not the prisoners should be sent to America. This is also very relevant since this is a topic many are concerned with right now and have probably been hearing about in the news.

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aleong
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by aleong - Apr. 30, 2011

I'm not sure closing Guantanmo Bay will erase our hypocrisy.

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BWimberly
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by BWimberly - May. 5, 2011

I believe the title of this article is misleading. Obama WANTS to close the facility yet the some of the White House disagree. It's not entirely his fault.

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