RIP Guantanamo Bay. And good riddance.

22 January, 2009

For once all this talk of change actually means something. President Obama has rinsed off one of the biggest stains on America’s shirt by closing down Guantanamo Bay.

“President Obama set the tone with his inaugural address, and the work of the Obama-Biden administration is committed to advancing America’s national security, furthering America’s interests, and respecting and exemplifying America’s values around the world.”

Now this is what I call refreshing: A President who actually acts according to the Constitution and not in spite of it.


P.S. I realize it’s no longer needed but I thought I’d replay The Divine Comedy’s protest song, “Guantanamo,” in honor of this remarkable moment in American history.


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