Guantánamo Public Memory Project

Timeline Tracks Obama’s Efforts to Close Gitmo

The Atlantic has published a timeline of Barack Obama’s efforts to change U.S. detention policy at Guantánamo. The timeline begins on June 24, 2007, when Obama, then a junior senator and presidential hopeful, exclaimed: “We’re going to close Guantanamo. And we’re going to restore habeas corpus. We’re going to lead by example—not just by word but by deed. That’s our vision for the future.”

To view the timeline, click here.


Protesters call for Guantánamo to be closed in front of the Obama White House. Wikipedia Commons.


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