Gitmo to close down in ’09?

On the face of it, President Obama’s executive order to close the terrorist detention camp in Cuba may seem like he is not that tough on terrorism. There are even those who are heralding this as the end of the War on Terror.

It is too early to jump to conclusions, however. According to Ben Feller, the Associated Press writer, the administration is also planning a study of more aggressive interrogation methods that could be added to the Army Field Manual.

It seems that the President is looking to “play by the book” and in this case, if the book needs to be hardened, it sounds as if that is what will happen.

Another sign that he may not be as soft on terrorism as some would think are the recent air strikes in Pakistan. These came during his first 48 hours in office. Looks like he has hit the ground running.

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