November 27, 2009

Phillip Carter Resigns

A key player was lost in the effort to close Guantanamo Bay, as Phillip Carter resigns.

Carter was the defense department official in charge of guiding global policy on moving the terrorism suspects and other detainees out of Guantanamo Bay. He was well known as an activist on the issue before joining the Obama administration, and resigns (apparently without notice) right after Obama's announcement that the January deadline will be missed for closing Guantanamo. Many are speculating that Carter is disillusioned with Obama, after his administration has shifted towards some of the same policies Carter fought against during the Bush presidency, but he has not confirmed this. For more info see below, and also this piece by Glenn Greenwald.

Phillip Carter Resigns
washington post

Phillip Carter, who was appointed deputy assistant secretary of defense for detainee policy in April, said in a brief telephone interview that he was leaving for "personal and family reasons" and not because of any policy differences with the administration. He tendered his resignation Friday, Pentagon officials said...

Phillip Carter Resigns

Posted at November 27, 2009 4:00 AM

Phillip Carter - God bless him for having the knowledge that it was time for him to go.

Posted by: Patrick at November 27, 2009 8:41 AM

He can't stand being around compulsive liars. Simple.

Posted by: Dumbfounded at November 27, 2009 11:20 AM

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