Torture, Gitmo, and the Treatment of Detainees: President Obama’s Three Executive Orders for Thursday

Jan 21, 2009 4:03pm

White House Counsel Greg Craig went to Capitol Hill today to brief members of Congress about the three executive orders President Obama will sign tomorrow.

According to a former Hill aide, the orders will:

close the detainee camp at Guantanamo Bay within a year and establish a process by which the U.S. government figures out what to do with the remaining detainees;

establish new rules on interrogation methods moving forward;

establish new guidelines for the treatment of detainees moving forward.

– jpt

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