After Eight Years, Guantanamo Allows Little Hope
One year ago, as George W. Bush prepared to leave office, there were
high hopes that Barack Obama would move swiftly to undo his ruinous
legacy of torture, "extraordinary rendition" and indefinite detention
without charge or trial. The most potent icon of the Bush
administration's overreaction to the terrorist attacks of September 11,
2001 was the "War on Terror" prison in the US naval base at Guantanamo
Bay, Cuba, which opened on January 11, 2002.