Holder: Obama Will Close Guantanamo “as Quickly as Possible”

Attorney General Eric Holder announced today that the Obama administration remains committed to closing the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay “as quickly as possible” despite “substantial pressure” from opponents of the plan. The Associated Press reports. In January 2009, President Obama ordered Guantanamo closed “as soon as practicable, and no later than 1 year from the date of this order.”

According to Holder, “some people have made this a political issue.”

(Hat Tip: Sarah Posner @JURISTnews, Holder: Obama Committed to Closing Guantanamo)

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