Yes, we can
US President Barack Obama admitted today for the first time that Guantanamo Bay prison couldn’t be closed in January 2010 as planned.
The reason is that the government still doesn’t know how to deal with the 215 detainees held in the prison.
Mr. Obama said he was “not disappointed” that the deadline had slipped.
Well, he might have thought about that when he signed the executive order to close the prison early this year.
John McCain, his presidential campaign component, already spotted the problem in 22 January when Mr. Obama signed the order.
Thursday night on CNN’s “Larry King Live,” McCain said he thinks the new president may have been hasty in the decision and should have taken the time to consider everything associated with closing the camp before forcing himself into a timetable.
Specifically, McCain said he thought Obama needed to consider what would happen to the prisoners held at Guantanamo before ordering the facility to be closed.
Mr. Obama was acclaimed for “breaking up” with the old universally criticised Bush government. Signing orders to shut down the notorious prison was one of his first moves to this direction.
His action proved then that it was wrong to say that US president never honored their promises they gave during their presidential election campaigns. He said “change”, and he did bring changes. Good man!
However, how things turned out disappointed many. Mr. Obama is still too young in the political arena.
Still, he can lead his supporters to chant “yes, we can”–meaning “yes, we can make changes as many times as we want”.