- In 2009 Obama promised to close the GITMO detention center and got the Nobel Prize for that promise.
- GITMO was never closed to this date.
- In 2010 the United Nations called upon the United States to restore Habeas Corpus in the United States.
- Now it remains to be seen if Obama will veto the new bill
Senate Rejects Amendment Banning Indefinite Detention
Today, the Senate voted 38-60 to reject an important amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would have removed harmful provisions authorizing the U.S. military to pick up and imprison without charge or trial civilians, including American citizens, anywhere in the world. The amendment offered by Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.), would have replaced those provisions with a requirement for an orderly congressional review of detention power.