Obama Unveils Gitmo Closure Plan, Cites ‘No Incidents’ with Terrorists Already Held in U.S.

Declaring that he doesn’t “want to pass this problem on to the next president,” President Obama and the Defense Department officially submitted their plan to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay.

Flanked by Vice President Biden and Defense Secretary Ashton Carter in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Obama acknowledged that the law as passed by Congress blocks the transfer of detainees to the United States.

But he believes that that an appropriate lobbying effort will overcome that hurdle — including convincing Americans that they’ll be less safe if Gitmo stays open.


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