Candidate Barack Obama made closing the prison camp at Guantanamo one of his first priorities. Now he and the Democrats seem to be dithering. On this edition of Portside, Burt Cohen talks with Rolling Stone columnist Mat Taibbi about Obama and the Democrats looking Bush-ish to the world. And speaking of changes in the world, in the second half, Burt speaks with reporter Jay Hartling in San Salvadorl. She was present at the inauguration of El Salvador’s first left wing President Mauricio Funes, who was with the FMLN in their long war against the American-backed government.

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