Obama said he will not honour Guantanamo shutdown campaign pledge

The Australian
12.01.2009
“BARACK Obama said last night he did not expect to honour his campaign pledge to close the Guantanamo Bay prison camp in his first 100 days in office”

Sky News
11.01.2009
“The Democrat had promised to make the move as part of his campaign for the White House.”

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The Independent
11.11.2008
“Obama to fulfil promise and shut Guantanamo”
“As one of his first acts in the White House, Barack Obama is preparing to move hundreds of detainees from Guantanamo Bay prison to the US where they will be given legal hearings, trials or face yet-to-be-established special terrorist courts.”
“Mr Obama’s plans for Guantanamo inmates should see most detainees, against whom there is little or no evidence, being released to their home countries after years in legal limbo. Some Guantanamo inmates suffered torture or other abusive treatment at the hands of CIA interrogators either at the prison or after they were picked up in security sweeps in Afghanistan or Pakistan.”
“Laurence Tribe, a Harvard law professor who is acting as a legal adviser to the Obama team, said […] ‘I think the answer is going to be, they can be as securely guarded on US soil as anywhere else,’ Mr Tribe said. ‘We can’t put people in a dungeon forever without processing whether they deserve to be there.’ “

 Obama not likely to prosecute torture

 
The Real Obama - his words  

Raw Story
11.01.2009
By David Edwards and Andrew McLemore

“The one-time candidate of ‘change’ and ‘hope’ didn’t leave much room for prosecution of the Bush administration in a Sunday interview.”
“President-elect Barack Obama suggested that prosecuting torture committed by the Bush administration would not be a priority for him once he takes office.”
” ‘We have not made final decisions, but my instinct is for us to focus on how to we make sure we’re moving forward, we are doing the right thing. That doesn’t mean that if somebody has blatantly broken the law that they are above the law, but my orientation is going to be moving forward,’ Obama said.”

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