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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Obama Signs Gitmo Closure Order

the Denver Post

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama put his own clear stamp on U.S. national security policy today, ordering Guantanamo prison camp closed within a year, naming new envoys to the Middle East, Afghanistan and Pakistan and welcoming Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to help forge new global strategies.

"We intend to win this fight, we are going to win it on our terms," Obama said of pursuing the campaign against global terrorism.

On his second full day in office, Obama took a series of steps overturning some of his predecessor's most contentious war-on-terrorism policies.

By ordering shut the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, closing any remaining CIA secret prisons overseas and banning harsh interrogation....

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Now if our government gets rid of the Patriot Act and the Dept of Homeland security maybe we could get back to constitutional government. djw

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