Here is Obama, on November 16, 2008 reiterating strongly his promise to close Guantanamo Bay and that it will be one of his highest priorities and earliest executive orders to close the detention facilities. [video=youtube;UQXZoM__vU0]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQXZoM__vU0[/video] Here are some quotes from this clip of that interview... One of the first executive orders signed by President Obama is Executive Order 13492 entitled REVIEW AND DISPOSITION OF INDIVIDUALS DETAINED AT THE GUANTÁNAMO BAY NAVAL BASE AND CLOSURE OF DETENTION FACILITIES. It was signed January 22, 2009 and stated that Guantanamo Bay detention facilities would be closed in one year, that is on or before January 22, 2010. http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/ClosureOfGuantanamoDetentionFacilities/ Here is the specific wording stating the timeline for the closure of detention facilities... Here are the pompous pronouncements and triumphant sermonizing during the signing of Executive Order 13492. [video=youtube;32ePb4X6JNQ]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32ePb4X6JNQ[/video] So, what happened? It is summer 2012 and not only is Guantanamo Bay still serving as a detention facility it reportedly costs more than 100 million dollars a year to operate. Why does almost nobody talk about this blatant lie and the political incompetence and cowardice that has led to Guantanamo Bay still operating as a detention facility?