Why Hasn’t Obama Closed Guantánamo Bay?

President Obama promised to shut down the Guantánamo Bay Detention Center within the first year of his presidency, but the controversial prison still remains open today. Why hasn’t it been closed already?


Guantánamo has been criticized for using severe torture tactics on its prisoners, many of whom are being held on terrorism charges. President Obama vowed to close the facility and release its detainees, but this has yet to be done. TestTube Daily explores why the “most dangerous” inmates in the world seem to be stuck in Guantánamo Bay.

Learn More:
Funds to Close Guantánamo Denied

Guantánamo by the Numbers Infographic

Kafka at Gitmo: Why 86 Prisoners Are Cleared For Release But Might Never Get It

Life After Guantánamo: The Rehabilitation Program for Kuwait’s Released Inmate

Watch More:
Why is the U.S. Still Fighting in Iraq?

Subscribe to TestTube Daily!

TestTube’s new daily show is committed to answering the smart, inquisitive questions we have about life, society, politics and anything else happening in the news. It’s a place where curiosity rules and together we’ll get a clearer understanding of this crazy world we live in.

Watch more TestTube: http://testtube.com/testtubedailyshow/

Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=testtubenetwork

TestTube on Twitter https://twitter.com/TestTube

Tara Long on Twitter https://twitter.com/TaraLongest

Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/TraceDominguez

TestTube on Facebook https://facebook.com/testtubenetwork

TestTube on Google+ http://gplus.to/TestTube

Download the New TestTube iOS app! http://testu.be/1ndmmMq