President Barack Obama signs a series of executive orders, Jan. 22, 2009, pertaining to the Guantanamo Bay detention camp in Cuba, as retired generals and admirals look on in the Oval Office of the White House. Obama ordered the closure of the camp and banned the use of controversial CIA interrogation techniques.Oh yeah, Obama was really serious about closing Gitmo in one year!
And let's not forget that Obama banned the CIA's enhanced interrogation techniques while promising he would create a new unit designed to handle these high value detainees. Yet, we find that this unit was still not active when the Christmas bomber was apprehended.
Obama just completed his first year in office with the largest congressional majorities in a generation at his beck and call and he still couldn't live up to even this one campaign promise. He can't blame this one on Bush!