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Obama: Goal of closing prison has fallen short

Obama: Goal of closing prison has fallen short

President Barack Obama says his administration has fallen short in his goal of closing the Guantanamo Bay detention center.
Obama came into office promising to close Guantanamo within his first year in office, a deadline that has long passed. Obama says his administration continues to work toward that goal.
Speaking Friday at a White House news conference, Obama says he still believes the American justice system is capable of prosecuting, convicting and holding terrorists who have attacked U.S. He says that while the issue of trying terror suspects in U.S. courts has generated heated political rhetoric, he is willing to work with lawmakers to move in that direction.


Updated : 2021-06-12 23:04 GMT+08:00