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The Collapse of the Guantanamo Myth




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WSJ.com/OPINION/DEC. 11, 2010

This week a Democratic Congress ratified Bush-era policy by refusing to fund any effort to shut the detention facility.

By JOHN C. YOO AND ROBERT J. DELAHUNTY

"When announcing in 2002 that the U.S. would detain al Qaeda fighters at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, then-Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld famously described the base as "the best, least worst place." Mr. Rumsfeld's quip distilled a truth: The U.S. would capture enemy fighters and leaders, and their detention, while messy, was of great military value.

"For two years, President Barack Obama has pretended that terrorism is a crime, that prisoners are unwanted, and that Gitmo is unneeded. As a presidential candidate, he declared: "It's time to show the world . . . we're not a country that runs prisons which lock people away ... ."

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