Detainees: Obama's Missed Opportunity

Taylor, Stuart
October 2009
National Journal;10/17/2009, p3
The article analyzes the impact of the issue about the Guantanamo Bay prisoners on U.S. President Barack Obama. It states that despite being a problem to the current administration, the issue gives Obama the opportunity to seek legislation to put on a legal basis for the long-term, noncriminal detentions of those at the camp who are provably dangerous enemy fighters but cannot be convicted of crimes. However, it is believed that Obama failed to pursue such legislation before the end of the year.


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