I bet you all thought you were rid of me.

Sorry to disappoint, but I’m baaaaa-aaack!

Since I last made an appearance on PD, Barack Obama convincingly won the election, the economy has gotten worse, the Patriots became one of the best teams in NFL history to not make the playoffs, and the right wing rhetoric on here has sunk to new levels.

But enough of the side news, the interesting news is that one of the very first orders that newly sworn-in President Barack Obama will give is to close the Guantánamo Bay detention camp.

While its likely that the logistics of closing the camp make take months to happen (not to mention the likely legal challenges from those who endorse things like waterboarding), this announcement is a signal to the rest of the world that this administration will not be “business as usual”.

Obama has a serious task ahead of himself in trying to repair the United States’ tattered image around the world, but closing Gitmo is a positive first step in that direction.

So… did you miss me?