Posted: January 5th, 2009 | By: Lisa Snedeker
President-elect Barack Obama was adamant about closing the remote U.S. prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, during his presidential campaign. And days after he won the election, a transition team began tackling the Guantanamo issue and what to do with the terror suspects if the prison camp is shuttered. So far about 500 of the Guantanamo prisoners have been released or repatriated and another 60 are cleared to go, but there are problems finding countries willing to take them. Bobby Chesney, a Wake Forest University law professor specializing in national security and legal issues, says the new Obama administration should capitalize on its vast reservoir of international good will. Hear his commentary on NPR Morning Edition Jan. 5.