Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Today's WTF Moment....

Apparently Obama now regrets not closing Guantanamo on his first day in office. sigh.
Read the rest here.

Another Detainee Cleared For Release...

Today the periodic review board announced that Saeed Sarem (235) won his Periodic Review case and is now cleared for release.

According to fellow Gitmo attorney Brian Foster the stats are now:

With this clearance, the prison population returns to equipoise, with 56 men cleared, 56 awaiting clearance, and 10 in the military commission system. 

Yemenis: 48 cleared, 25 awaiting clearance, 3 mil-comm

Others: 8 cleared, 31 awaiting clearance, 7 mil-comm

Why the U.S. Continues to Hold Shaker Aamer

Shaker Aamer has been cleared for release by both the Bush administration and the Obama administration. He is the last British resident to be held at Guantanamo. So the question is- why won't we release him?  It seems that the U.S. does not want Shaker to talk about what he witnessed at Guantanamo. More here.