Wednesday, January 21, 2009
A draft executive order has been readied for President Obama that would close Guantanamo Bay detention center within a year, the Associated Reports.
The AP, which says it has obtained a copy of the draft order, says it would also declare a halt to all trials currently under way at the facility, where roughly 800 detainees.
Update at 12:22 p.m. ET: Reuters news agency reports that the Irish government has signaled that it is open to taking some of the detainees.
Posted by Doug Stanglin at 12:20 PM/ET, January 21, 2009 in Mideast