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Obama's January 22nd, 2009 Promise to Close Gitmo by January 22nd, 2010

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Uploaded on Jan 10, 2010

BARACK OBAMA: "... order that we are signing. 'By the authority vested in me as president of the -- president by the Constitution under the laws of the United States of America, in order to effect the appropriate disposition of individuals currently detained by the Department of Defense at Guantanamo, and promptly to close the detention facility at Guantanamo consistent with the national security and foreign policy interests of the United States, and the interest of justice, I hereby order' and we then provide the process whereby Guantanamo will be closed no later than one year from now.

"We will do -- is there a separate executive order, Greg, with respect to how we're going to dispose of the detainees? Is that written?"

GREGORY B. CRAIG (White House counsel): "(Off mike) -- set up a process -- (off mike)."

BARACK OBAMA: "We will be setting up a process whereby this is going to be taking place. The individuals who are standing behind me represent flag officers who came to both Joe and myself, and all the candidates, and made a passionate plea that we restore the standards of due process and the -- the core constitutional values that have made this country great even in the midst of war, even in dealing with terrorism. They've made an extraordinary impression on me. They are outstanding Americans who have fought and defended this country. And for them to fight on behalf of our constitutional ideals and values I think is exceptional, so I wanted to make sure that they were here to witness the signing of this executive order."

Did he say "dispose"?

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