Monday, January 28, 2013

Office Established to Close Gitmo -- Closes

File Under: Obama Lies

The Times reports:
The State Department on Monday reassigned Daniel Fried, the special envoy for closing the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, and will not replace him, according to an internal personnel announcement. Mr. Fried’s office is being closed, and his former responsibilities will be “assumed” by the office of the department’s legal adviser, the notice said.

The announcement that no senior official in President Obama’s second term will succeed Mr. Fried in working primarily on diplomatic issues aimed at repatriating or resettling detainees appeared to signal that the administration does not currently see the closing of the Guantánamo Bay prison as a realistic priority, despite repeated statements that it still intends to do so.

(ht Travis Holte)


  1. Surprise.

    Only government would need a bureaucracy to close another bureaucracy. And fail at it.

    1. Wow, a government failure - a redundant term if there ever was one.

      I'm somewhat surprised this hapless individual wasn't given a larger staff and more tax dollars to squander. After all, achieving something meaningful is never the true mission.

      The true mission of a lifetime bureaucrat is to avoid actual work at all costs, skate through adulthood on someone else's dime, and retire with a cushy pension.