Lots of Action

I’ve been notified that Harper Collins intends to have copies of Inside Gitmo: The True Story of the Myths of Guantanamo Bay in stores by January 27, 2009. This is great news, but the pressure is on! We’re now in the process of building the Inside Gitmo web site as a companion for the book. Meanwhile I am busy proof-reading edited copy for the final version. And my deadline is very short indeed.

All the time, news concerning Guantanamo contiues to boil. There seems to be little doubt in anyone’s mind that one of president-elect Obama’s first acts will be to announce closure of the facility. We can only hope that there will be time given for unemotional, reasoned debate over the issue, but I am pessimistic that will happen.

At this point it seems clear that this is a gut-level issue with the Obama team and that we may have to deal with decisions made in haste but regretted at leisure. We’ll be watching

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