President Obama’s efforts to close down Guantanamo Bay military prison have at last brought the prisoner population below 100 at last. 93 prisoners remain as 10 Yemeni prisoners were released yesterday to Oman. These ten form the largest single group relocated from the prison since Obama entered office in 2009. Oman is an ally of the U.S. that has vowed to resettle the former detainees until unrest in Yemen is stabilized.
Barack Obama vowed as a campaign promise in 2008 to close down the Guantanamo Bay facility and restated his intention on Tuesday’s State of the Union address. Political opponents in Congress have done what they can to block the president’s efforts.