Can you believe it? We’re in the last year of the presidency of the man who, on his first day in the Oval Office, swore that he would close the U.S. military prison at Guantánamo Bay, and yet it and everything it represents remains part of our all-American world.
So many years later, you can still read news reports on the ongoing nightmares of that grim prison, ranging from detention without charge to hunger strikes and force-feeding. Its name still echoes through the halls of Congress in bitter debate over what should or shouldn’t be done with it. It remains a global symbol of the worst America has to offer.
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