Holder Makes Solo Visit to Guantanamo

AG visits detention center Obama pledges to shut down
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 23, 2009 8:36 AM CST
Holder Makes Solo Visit to Guantanamo
A shackled detainee is escorted by two gloved US military personnel to an Annual Review Board Hearing in Camp Delta detention facility on Guantanamo Bay US Naval Base in Cuba.   (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley,File)

Eric Holder is en route to the US prison at Guantanamo Bay, reports the AP, as the government weighs what is needed to shut the facility down. No news reporters are accompanying the attorney general on the flight, and it remains unclear if Holder will open any of his visit to press coverage. During the 2008 campaign President Obama repeatedly pledged to close Gitmo; he now says he wants it shut within a year. (More Eric Holder stories.)

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