Debra Burlingame has previously reported President Obama smiled and admitted that he had not visited Guantanamo (to 40 family members of the victims of the USS Cole and September 11 attacks during his February 6, 2009 White House meeting with them).
Yesterday, Attorney General Eric Holder announced he will visit Gitmo:
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. told reporters today that he would travel Monday to the U.S. military base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as part of his effort to determine how to handle the 245 remaining terrorism suspects detained there. “We need to have our feet on the ground to really see what is going on down at the facility, to see how people are being detained, to talk to people down there about the interrogation techniques that are being used,” Holder said.
The Attorney General characterized the looming trip as “an important first step as we try to resolve the issues that the president has put before me as the chairman of those review committees.”
As none of us were invited to join AG Holder on his trip, click the image below to get a preview of what he will find at Guantanamo:
Tell me again why President Barack Obama wants to shut down the detention facilities at Gitmo? America’s image?
Better yet, click here and tell President Obama to ‘Keep Gitmo Open’.
To learn more, visit InsideGitmo.com.