Editorial, The Independent | November 12, 2008
Upon taking office, Obama must immediately close the infamous Guantanamo Bay prison that so dreadfully taints the reputation of the US. ++ Bush’s criticism of the prison might have been truthful, but its closure would create several practical problems that he is not willing to face. ++ For example, the release of 50 cleared suspects who face persecution in their home countries. ++ European critics of the prison may have to take them in. ++ Holding open trials on the US mainland would also create problems and a hybrid court must be created.