Thursday, October 8, 2015

It's President Obama's last chance to close Guantanamo‏

Year after year, President Obama has committed to closing the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay. It’s nearly his final year in office and the prison remains open.

The current 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) would make closing Guantanamo even more difficult. Vetoing this bill may be President Obama’s last chance to take action.
Urge President Obama to stay true to his promise and veto the defense authorization bill.
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We know the necessary steps to close Guantanamo, but time is running out. If President Obama doesn’t veto the defense authorization bill, it will be nearly impossible to transfer detainees to secure facilities in the United States and more difficult to transfer them to other countries, including the 53 detainees currently cleared for release.

It is imperative that President Obama veto the defense authorization bill and follow through on his commitment to close Guantanamo.

President Obama is at a crucial crossroads. Will he veto the bill and finally close Guantanamo, or allow it to forever be a stain on his legacy?
Raha Wala
Senior Counsel, Defense & Intelligence
Human Rights First

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