Obama vows to shut down Guantanamo Bay
November 16, 2008 9:02 PM Subscribe
posted by Effigy2000 (98 comments total)
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Guantanamo Bay, or Gitmo as it has often been called, has a long and sordid history
of human rights abuses
and those that have spent some time there have more than their fair share of stories to tell
. But it looks as thought it's all coming to a close as in a major interview with 60 Minutes
, Obama has vowed to shut down Guantanamo Bay
and rebuild "America's moral stature in the world."
"I have said repeatedly that I intend to close Guantanamo, and I will follow through on that," the Democrat, who takes office on January 20, told 60 Minutes
"I have said repeatedly that America doesn't torture. And I'm going to make sure that we don't torture. Those are part and parcel of an effort to regain America's moral stature in the world," Mr Obama added.
Excellent. Just excellent