Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Shutting down the USA's version of terror

This is the second day this week that I have been happy to see the news, which is in itself a rare occurrence. Today, President Obama signed an executive order to close our "holding" at Guantanamo Bay. Hopefully this will lead to a closing of all of the secret prisons and flights to transport prisoners all over the world. This is an amazing step to re-instating the importance of human rights in the United States, as well as a display of the kind of change in international policies this administration may bring. While we still have many issues to deal with, this is an exciting first step because it is an indication that human decency and respect still matter. And a promise kept as a first step is a good thing.

As for the re-swearing-in, that's just funny. "Just making sure..."

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