#4. “Guantanamo will be closed no later than one year from now.”
This has to be one of the most disappointing quotes from the president, as it is a failure on his part to bring about reforms where it is needed. Instead of focusing on expanding civil liberties and restoring constitutional law, the president instead introduced socialized medicine. In the process was forgotten the promises to close the extra-constitutional prison in Guantanamo Bay, resulting in a decrease in national security through prisoners being released and rejoining the battle against the United States. If we have the best judicial system in the world, why can’t we use it to try those prisoners in it?