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Obama eliminates office devoted to closing Gitmo

"The State Department on Monday reassigned Daniel Fried, the special envoy and will not replace him, according to an internal personnel announcement.

“The announcement that no senior official in President Obama’s second term will succeed Mr. Fried in working primarily on diplomatic issues aimed at repatriating or resettling detainees,” reported the New York Times, “appeared to signal that the administration does not currently see the closing of the Guantánamo Bay prison as a realistic priority, despite repeated statements that it still intends to do so.”

In truth, Obama abandoned the effort to close Guantanamo very early in his administration..."

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Might as well

He had no intention of closing it.