Sept 11, 2010
President Barack Obama acknowledged Friday his administration had “fallen short” in its aim to close the US prison camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as he again stated his intention to close the facility.
“It’s not for lack of trying. It’s because the politics of it are difficult,” insisted Obama at a White House press conference.
“We have succeeded on delivering a lot of campaign promises that we made. One where we have fallen short is closing Guantanamo. I wanted to close it sooner. We have missed that deadline,” he said, referring to the January 22, 2010 date set — a year after he took office — by when he had hoped to close the facility.
On the eve of the September 11, 2001 anniversary , Obama was asked of the fate of the remaining Guantanamo inmates including five men accused of having a hand in the devastating attacks on New York and Washington, including alleged mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.
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