Wire: White House Admits Guantanamo May Not Close by January
Off the Wire:
WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2009 -- Newswire services late this evening reported that the White House acknowledged for the first time Friday that it may not be able to close the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay by January as President Barack Obama has promised.
Senior administration officials told The Associated Press that difficulties in completing the lengthy review of detainee files and resolving thorny legal and logistical questions mean the president's self-imposed January deadline may slip. Obama remains as committed to closing the facility as he was when, as one of his first acts in office, he pledged to shut it down, said the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
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(Report from newswire sources.)
Sources: AP sources: Guantanamo might not close by January