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Blame Won't Close Guantánamo

Nancy Talanian

Previously appeared in the Huffington Post.

It’s January 22, the anniversary of President Obama’s executive order to close Guantánamo Bay prison within a year, and Guantánamo is still open for business. Whom can we blame? Hmm…. Let’s see….

Guantánamo Eight Years On

Nancy Talanian

After the attempted bombing aboard a U.S. plane on December 25th, politicians from both sides of the aisle lost no time in publicly questioning President Obama’s plan to close Guantánamo Bay prison, to repatriate any of the 90 remaining Yemeni prisoners, or both. Republican Senators John McCain, Lindsay Graham, and Susan Collins; Independent Senator Joseph Lieberman; Democratic Senator Diane Feinstein; and several House members are among those who have thus far expressed their discomfort with some or all of the president’s closure plans.

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