Power Wars Blog by Charlie Savage

Photo: Torch passes from Obama to Trump at Guantanamo

Eight years ago, this AP pool photo was taken at Guantanamo Bay’s base headquarters building, and it became iconic, showing up in a million blog posts:

This weekend the base public affairs staff (with encouragement first from my friend Carol Rosenberg, it turns out, and then also from me) took and released this one:

170120-N-TP834-007 GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (Jan. 20, 2020)Builder Constructionman Logan Weber, assigned to Naval Station Guantanamo Bay (NSGB), swaps former president Barack Obama’s photo with President Donald Trump’s at NSGB’s quarterdeck at Bulkley Hall. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class John Philip Wagner Jr./Released)