Pending Promise: Obama has not closed Guantanamo prison

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Obama claims that the U.S. Congress has hampered his attempts to close the Guantanamo prison, which continues operating on Cuban territory (Photo: File)

The President of the United States, Barack Obama keeps his campaign promise earring 2008 on closing the Guantanamo prison, which is operating on Cuban territory and is used as a detention and torture center terroristas.Durante alleged electoral campaign start In 2007, then-Senator from the state of Illinois (the U.S.) said: “We will close Guantanamo. And we will restore the ‘habeas corpus’ (legal figure arbitarias avoiding arrests. Going to lead by example, not just with words but with actions. “Once elected national president, Obama signed an executive order in 2009 to close Guantánamo within a period not exceeding one year. According to their own statements the measure was intended to “restore constitutional rules and fundamental values ​​that made this country great even in the midst of war, even on terrorism.” That same year granted a six-month extension to the designated such committee fin.En May 2009, confirms its intention to close Guantanamo because it generates more conflicts than solutions: “Its existence likely created more terrorists around the world who arrested in all this time So the record is clear. instead of staying safer, the prison at Guantanamo has weakened American national security. “Later that year, Obama proposed the Thompson prison authorities; in Illinois, as a site to transfer Guantanamo inmates to close permanently, an idea that was rejected by the Committee on Armed Services Cámara.En 2011; Obama then signed another executive order in which the review of all cases of Guantánamo.Para arrested in October of 2012 is ordered, the U.S. president ratifies taking concrete steps to end the violation of fundamental human rights occurring in Guantanamo ” I have unequivocally prohibited the use of torture in our country and I have ordered them to close the Guantanamo prison early next year, “Obama reiterated in May last year that Guantanamo should be closed.” is not so necessary to the security of citizens Americans and it is costing us too much. It is necessary to close it. “In the same month, the head of State appoints a new senior representative of the State Department and the Defense Department to embody the transfer of detainees to other nations. “There is no justification, beyond politics, for Congress to prevent the closure of Guantánamo” Obama reiterated to the press.