Thursday, January 22, 2009

Obama Signs Executive Order to Close Gitmo

Amnesty International protest against torture and human rights violations at Guantanamo Bay prison, photo uploaded on Flickr by damonlynch

President Obama just signed an executive order to close down Guantanamo Bay prison (a.k.a. hell on earth). He is listening to Amnesty International. He is listening to all ordinary citizens around the world who have expressed concerns about human rights.
Photo uploaded by mashget on Flickr

More importantly, the Arab world is listening and watching. This is sending a powerful message and perhaps will be the beginning of the Muslim world believing and trusting that our new president does indeed want to engage in dialogue and diplomacy, not in war and destruction.

I have never been so full of hope as I am right now. I love this man.

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