Is Bush Tying Obama’s Hands on Gitmo?

Is Bush Tying Obama’s Hands on Gitmo?

Is Bush Tying Obama’s Hands on Gitmo?

Glenn Greenwald discusses the implications of lame duck Bush actions on Barack Obama’s plan to close Gitmo.


On her program this week Rachel Maddow spoke with Glenn Greenwald, a
Constitutional lawyer and columnist for about
Guantánamo Bay and the challenges (litigious and otherwise) the prison
presents the incoming Obama administration moving forward. Greenwald
explained that in light of Obama’s campaign promise to close Gitmo, the
Bush administration has rushed to begin military commissions on some of
the more controversial suspects in custody at Gitmo. Because these
proceedings have already begun, Greenwald said, it will be harder
politically for Obama to close the prison as soon as he takes office.

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