Obama admits he has no intention of closing Guantánamo.

On Monday, President Obama signed an executive order creating an indefinite system of detention for those who are deemed by the administration to pose a threat to the security of the United States. The Washington Post reports:

Rep. Peter T. King (R-N.Y.), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, said the order vindicated Obama’s predecessor. “I commend the Obama Administration for issuing this Executive Order,” he said in a statement. “The bottom line is that it affirms the Bush Administration policy that our government has the right to detain dangerous terrorists until the cessation of hostilities.”

See the full text of the executive order here: Executive Order–Periodic Review of Individuals Detained at Guantánamo Bay Naval Station Pusuant to the Authorization for Use of Military Force.

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