Obama vows to close Guantanamo Bay
US President elect Barack Obama has promised to shut down the Guantanamo Bay detention camp. The US president-elect, in a television interview aired on Sunday, also pledged to withdraw troops from Iraq as part of rebuilding "America's moral stature" when he arrives at White House.
U.S. detention camp in Guantanamo Bay has continued the hound President elect and during his election campaigning he called it a "sad chapter in American history" and flayed Bush administration for making such a detention camp. He also said that the U.S. legal system is equipped to handle the detainees.
In his first television interview since winning the election, Mr Obama and his wife Michelle answered questions ranging from the economic bail-out to the all important new family dog.
Mr Obama said he had made suggestions to Treasury Secretary Paulson about the banks bail-out.
He did not elaborate but said the rescue plan had not focused enough on property repossessions.
He promised to do whatever it took to avoid a deepening recession.
Mrs Obama said there was no decision concerning the choice of family dog her husband promised the First Couple's daughters on election night.
She said that as "responsible owners" they would make a choice once the family settles into the White House.