Still Locked Away in Guantánamo
Words of a man cleared for release - yet still locked away in Guantánamo:
Shaker [Aamer] also explained that he "does not expect President Obama to do anything better than his predecessor, President Bush. Presidents are, he thinks, hemmed in by the powers that surround them." In his own words, “The White House is a straitjacket. You just wear it.”
-from 10 Years in Guantánamo: British Resident Shaker Aamer, Cleared for Release But Still Held by Andy Worthington
New Project: CloseGuantanamo.org
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Debra Sweet, Director, The World Can't Wait