Obama Gives Up On Closing Guantánamo?

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 49•05 Jan 30, 2013

The State Department official tasked with shutting the Guantánamo Bay detention facility has been assigned to another position and will not be replaced, signaling that President Obama likely will no longer pursue the closing of the prison, a goal he had vowed to achieve his first year in office. What do you think?

  • “At least the president showed that this issue was important to him by putting one guy on it.”

    Darryl Tull –
    Mold Filler

  • “So what? Maybe the prisoners like it there now. Did anyone think to ask them?”

    Nina Flanagan –
    Grain Weigher

  • “It could still get done. I was assigned to the Honeycutt account at work before I was transferred to sales, and—oh, shit! The Honeycutt account!”

    Rex Stutman –
    Consultant