In this Dec. 4, 2006 file photo, reviewed by a U.S. Department of Defense official, a detainee shields his face as he peers out through the so-called "bean hole" which is used to pass food and other items into detainee cells, in Camp Delta detention facility at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base in Cuba. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

Hungering For Justice: Guantánamo Detainees Highlight Torture, Obama’s Broken Promise

In an executive order signed in January 2009, shortly after his first inauguration, the president wrote:  “In order to effect the appropriate disposition of individuals currently detained by the Department of Defense at Guantánamo and promptly to close the detention facility at Guantánamo consistent with the national security and foreign policy interests of the United States […]