I'm preemptively making this post in anticipation of likely objections to a question that I had just asked right now: What has Barack Obama Done Regarding Torture and Indefinite Detention?.
The reason why I think that people might object to the question is because it practically invites partisanship.
The reason why I'm asking this question is so that I can be prepared for casual political conversations.
I have a particular talking point in mind that gets brought up in conversations when you talk about Obama and Guantanamo Bay, and I'm asking this question so that I might be prepared to respond to that talking point when it comes up.
In my opinion, this is one of the things that Politcs SE can be good for, namely being prepared to respond to points that come up in political discussions.