Obama Quietly Releases Gitmo Report Amid News of Conn. Shooting Rampage
December 17, 2012
The White House released a required report on its anti-jihad operations Friday, showing the administration is holding 166 suspected terrorists in the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba detention camp, despite President Barack Obama’s 2008 promise to close the facility permanently.
“Combat-equipped forces … conduct secure detention operations for the approximately 166 detainees at Guantanamo Bay under Public Law 107-40 and consistent with principles of the law of war,” said the report.
The release came Friday afternoon and was buried under a wave of news about the brutal murder spree in a Connecticut school.