Obama & Guantanamo–rash decision?

Many (mostly Republicans) believe that Barack Obama made a rash decision to close Guantanamo, the place where the Bush Administration housed people labeled as “enemy combatants.”

Several weeks ago, I was of the opinion that we shouldn’t close Guantanamo.  I believed the correct answer was simply more transparency of everything going on there.

Now, after further reflection, I can tell you that I agree with Barack Obama.  Guantanamo has become little more than a international symbol of disgrace for the United States due to the lack of transparency by the Bush Administration.

Barack Obama certainly got it right. We should close this installation as quickly as possible.  Transparency is not going to overcome negativity in the international community.

What do you think?

Democrat Dave


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