January 2010
New York Times Upfront;1/18/2010, Vol. 142 Issue 8, p30
The article debates the closure of the Guantanamo prison in Cuba as announced by President Barack Obama. Senator Carl Levin, Democrat, favors the closure saying it has become a liability to the U.S. and now represents the denial of basic human rights, where prisoners are held without trials, abused and mistreated. He cites respected leaders favoring its closure. On the other hand, Senator Jim Bunning, Republican, is against its closure saying moving or releasing prisoners will jeopardize security and transition would make citizens more vulnerable.


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