"Gitmo" is short for "Guantanamo Bay", the site of an American military base and detention facility. Following Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, the Bush Administration held suspected terrorists there without trial, criminal charges, or legal representation. Gitmo personnel also conducted "enhanced interrogation" procedures on detainees, which in the eyes of the international community amounts to torture. President Obama promised to close the prison during his 2008 Presidential campaign, but has run into significant opposition from Congress. It is his goal that the detainees be transferred to prisons in the United States and stand trial for their alleged crimes, either in civilian or military court.