Debra Sweet | July 5, 2016
This Sunday, July 3, President Obama will have just 200 days left of his presidency; 200 days, in other words, to fulfill the promise he made, on his second day in office, to close the prison at Guantánamo Bay. On January 22, 2009, he actually promised to close Guantánamo within a year, but although it is now nearly seven and a half years since that promise, it remains important for President Obama’s legacy that he does all he can to fulfill his promise before he leaves office.
Send us your photos!
To mark the occasion, we are asking those who want to see Guantánamo closed to print off a poster reminding President Obama that he has just 200 days left to close Guantánamo, take a photo of yourself with it, and send it to us. We all put the photos up on the website here and here, and also on social media (see our Facebook and Twitter pages), and we will be making sure that we tie in publicity to the values of the U.S., as celebrated on Independence Day the day after.
from Andy Worthington: Yemeni Freed from Guantánamo in Montenegro; 29 Cleared Prisoners Remain