Guantanamo still open as Obama’s deadline passes; no new deadline in sight

By Devlin Barrett (CP) – 11 hours ago 

WASHINGTON — As President Barack Obama neared his self-imposed deadline to close the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba prison, the Justice Department offices of the Guantanamo task force were bustling – not with lawyers but construction workers tearing apart the walls, ripping out any trace of its secretive work, though Obama’s goal is still far off. 

The task force lawyers and staffers from other agencies were gone, having completed recommendations for nearly all of the 198 remaining detainees awaiting transfer, trial or further detention

Read more: Canadian Press


January 21, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized | ,

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