Obama Aides: White House Unlikely to Close Gitmo By January Deadline - Political News - FOXNews.com
WASHINGTON -- President Obama is unlikely to close the much-maligned detention facility at Guantanamo Bay in time to meet the self-imposed deadline of January, as his administration runs into daunting legal and logistical hurdles in moving the more than 220 detainees still being held there.
The difficulties in completing the lengthy review of detainee files and resolving other thorny questions mean the president's promised January deadline may slip, senior administration officials acknowledged for the first time Friday to FOX News.
The White House hopes to regain momentum -- Obama's aides have stepped up their work toward closure and the president remains as committed to closing the facility as he was when, as one of his first acts in office, he pledged to shut it down, officials told FOX News.
The White House in recent months has also shuffled its staffing for who will oversee the closure of the facility. White House Counsel Greg Craig has been replaced by senior advisers Pete Rouse, Tom Donilon and John Brennan.
But legislative difficulties and legal snares have made it inevitable that the facility will remain open for some inmates after the deadline passes.
Ha Ha Ha this is funny when he told the World he was going to close GITMO with-in a Year I knew he was full of it. There is no way in hell that it's was going to be closed in 1 Year let along two. If I was a beating Person then I would say the earlist you might see it closed will be way after he loss's the 2012 Elections.