Lawyers and advocates for Guantánamo Bay detainees thought President Obama’s election would solve the big problems with the system. Nearly four years after Obama’s inauguration, the opposite has occurred. Detainee rights have tightened.
The finding and killing of Osama Bin Laden has dominated, and, in some ways, reshaped the national political conversation. Conservatives have applauded President Obama’s decisiveness and bravery. Many security analysts say it’s time for us to rethink our role in Afghanistan.