U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday that the Obama administration will do its utmost to close the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay before next year’s presidential elections despite political opposition.
Holder said at the European Parliament that even if the current administration fails to close it ahead of elections, it will continue to press ahead if it wins the November 2012 presidential vote.
- No, they’re not going to close Gitmo. But if you believe that the While House really will this time, just because they promised to and everything, then please give me money instead of Barack Obama. He and I are equally contemptuous of you, you understand – but I’ll just spend the money on roleplaying game supplements and the latest Terry Pratchett BBC miniseries, which means that I won’t be spending it on anything that actively harms or upsets you. Obama won’t make that promise!