In congressional testimony last week General Kelly described what he considers a major reason for the hunger strike:
"They had great optimism that Guantanamo would be closed," Kelly said. "They were devastated when the president backed off."
General Kelly said detainees learned President Obama did not restate the goal of closing Guantanamo in his second inaugural address or in this year's State of the Union speech. In January, the administration also closed a State Department office dedicated to repatriating the prisoners.
couple that frustration with a new barbaric commander at the base and this is what you get....
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