Six more released from Guantanamo Bay, but 215 remain as Obama deadline approaches

Copyright 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009; 6:41 PM

Updated 6:18 p.m. By Garance Franke-Ruta President Obama promised to shutter the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, within a year of assuming office, issuing an executive order mandating the closure of the facility by Jan. 22, 2010. "The detention facilities at Guantanamo for individuals covered by this order shall be closed as soon as practicable, and no later than 1 year from the date of this order," it said. While it is now clear that goal is unlikely to be met, it's worth examining just how distant it has become. The Washington Post built a database of the detainees held at Guantanamo Bay from 2002 to May 2006. The collection, released in May 2006, was the largest list of names made public at the time, encompassing more than 550 individuals, and the paper has continued to maintain records on detainees there. Since then, the Department of Defense, under a

© 2009 The Washington Post Company