NYT: “Office Working to Close Guantánamo Is Shuttered”

It sounds like the Oval office has given up on Obama’s promise to close Gitmo. From the New York Times:

FORT MEADE, Md. — The State Department on Monday reassigned Daniel Fried, the special envoy for closing the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, and will not replace him, according to an internal personnel announcement. Mr. Fried’s office is being closed, and his former responsibilities will be “assumed” by the office of the department’s legal adviser, the notice said.

The announcement that no senior official in President Obama’s second term will succeed Mr. Fried in working primarily on diplomatic issues pertaining to repatriating or resettling detainees appeared to signal that the administration does not currently see the closing of the prison as a realistic priority, despite repeated statements that it still intends to do so.”

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3 Responses to NYT: “Office Working to Close Guantánamo Is Shuttered”

  1. EastBayLarry says:

    They gotta keep it for the worst of the VRWC.
    Out of sight, out of mind.

  2. Tatersalad says:

    Gitmo to stay open and Ronald Reagan’s boyhood home to be demolished.

    Barack Obama will now build his Presidential Library on the very spot that is Ronald Reagan’s childhood home. Nothing like a dog marking his spot or a Muslim building a mosque on conquered lands like Ground Zero. Real class there Mr. President.