Obama to Shut Gitmo, Foreign Prisons


The President is expected to sign more executive orders Thursday directing the CIA to shut its secret prisons and Gitmo within a year.

WashPost: “The actions are dramatic evidence that Obama is ready to use his authority and political capital to turn back some of the most controversial practices of George W. Bush’s administration.”

But: The Obama administration faces a host of legal, logistical and diplomatic challenges in its plan to close the military prison.

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