On his second day in office, President Obama pledged to close Guantanamo within a year. Yet it remains open, undermining our values and our national security.
More than half the detainees have been cleared for transfer or release by the Obama and/or Bush Administrations. Due to Congressional restrictions, however, even those cleared of wrongdoing remain there. And Guantanamo continues to serve as a potent symbol for terrorist recruitment.
Guantanamo harms our nation every day it stays open. We call on the President to honor the principled and pragmatic commitment he made in 2009, and we insist that Congress stop making Guantanamo – and the fate of the men imprisoned there – a political football.
Close Guantanamo now!