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Guantanamo Delay

November 19, 2009, 6:30 AM
“US President Barack Obama has for the first time admitted that the US will miss the January 2010 deadline he set for closing the Guantanamo Bay prison. Mr Obama made the admission in interviews with US TV networks during his tour of Asia. He said he was ‘not disappointed’ that the deadline had slipped, saying he ‘knew this was going to be hard’. Officials are trying to determine what to do with some 215 detainees still held at the US prison in Cuba. Mr Obama's announcement follows considerable speculation that the deadline would slip, as the administration wrestles with how to deal with those inmates who cannot either be freed or tried in US courts.”
 

Guantanamo Delay

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