If Obama Can't Close Guantanamo

The prison is staining the U.S. rule of law.

Obama's time to close Guantanamo is running out.

Photographer: Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images

It's becoming increasingly clear that the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, isn't going to be closed during President Barack Obama's administration -- or beyond, despite the administration's efforts. That raises a deep question about foreign policy and the rule of law: What if Guantanamo never closes, and some of its detainees remain there for the rest of their lives?

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