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Top of the Agenda: CIA Waterboarded Libyan Prisoner, HRW Says

Obama today signed an executive order closing the US military prison at Guantánamo Bay and ending America's use of torture

President Obama (what a beautiful phrase) has confirmed that a speedy return to decency, tolderance, respect for humanity and justice will be central to US policy during his administration. On his second day in office, he has given effect to his campaign commitment to shut down the prison facility at Guantánamo Bay.