President Barack Obama acts on Guantanamo as he begins work





Barack Obama has applied to have military tribunals at Guantanamo Bay suspended as he got straight down to work after his historic inauguration.

Hours after attending a series of inaugural balls, the new President headed for the Oval Office where he issued a request to halt proceedings in 21 pending cases including one relating to the 9/11 attacks.

Mr Obama was expected to launch straight into tackling his top military and economic challenges, in the hope of getting his administration off to a fast start.

His first move came in the form of a request to prosecutors at the controversial military tribunals in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to suspend trial proceedings. Military judges were expected to rule on the request later on Wednesday.



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Randll Reese Besch - 1/24/2009

All of the other black sites for internment and torture. A full accounting of them, inventory and bring them to light and close them down too. Otherwise nothing substantial would have been accomplished.

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