Obama Defends Plans to Close Guantanamo Prison (Video)

By William Branigin
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, May 21, 2009; 10:39 AM

President Obama today delivered a forceful defense of his approach to closing the Guantanamo Bay prison and fighting terrorism, arguing in the face of criticism from both the left and right that America must adhere to its fundamental values as his administration works to safeguard the nation while cleaning up what he described as a legal “mess” left by the Bush administration. Read more.
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