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  •  G'mo: moratorium stays in place (7+ / 0-)

    according to McClatchy

    WASHINGTON — The White House said Wednesday that despite President Barack Obama’s pledge to do what he can to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, a moratorium on sending cleared detainees back to Yemen “remains in place” – a policy that, if unchanged, provides perhaps the biggest obstacle to shuttering the controversial island prison.

    The moratorium on transfers to Yemen, the home country for more than half the men detained at Guantanamo, reflects the irony of Obama’s dilemma: While he’s blamed Congress for blocking closure of the offshore prison he calls a recruitment tool for extremists, his policies are also contributing factors – something human rights groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union, say he could rectify by taking steps on his own.

    Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/...

    This excellent diary yesterday has some suggestions for urging this administration to make good on this renewed committment. fwiw.

    How We Can Help President Obama Fulfill His Pledge to Close Guantanamo

    If I can't dance I don't want to be part of your revolution. ~ Emma Goldman

    by Lady Libertine on Thu May 02, 2013 at 06:24:10 AM PDT

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