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http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/29/u...orking-on-closing-guantanamo-prison.html?_r=0

Office Working to Close Guantánamo Is Shuttered
By CHARLIE SAVAGE
Published: January 28, 2013


FORT MEADE, Md. — The State Department on Monday reassigned Daniel Fried, the special envoy for closing the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, and will not replace him, according to an internal personnel announcement. Mr. Fried’s office is being closed, and his former responsibilities will be “assumed” by the office of the department’s legal adviser, the notice said.


The announcement that no senior official in President Obama’s second term will succeed Mr. Fried in working primarily on diplomatic issues pertaining to repatriating or resettling detainees appeared to signal that the administration does not currently see the closing of the prison as a realistic priority, despite repeated statements that it still intends to do so.
 

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I still believe Obama wants Gitmo closed but he quickly learned in his first term that there was little political will to get it done and he was not going make it a priority to put his political capital at stake for it.
Gitmo is such an embarrassment to the country but there just does not seem to be a solution that is politically viable.
 

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