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Even in legacy mode, Obama's unlikely to close Gitmo

Posted on AllSides January 12th, 2015
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President Barack Obama is moving aggressively to shrink the prison population at Guantánamo, whittling the number of detainees nearly in half since he took office. But his drive to close the offshore prison before he leaves office in two years faces very long odds.
Among the obstacles: existing law limits transfers, the new Congress seems even more hostile to loosening those restrictions than the previous one, and the president’s plan to bring some prisoners to the U.S. for open-ended detention faces resistance from both the right and the left.

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