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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 04:47 AM
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Wikileaks: Many at Guantanamo 'not dangerous'
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"We're going to close Guantanamo," said candidate Barack Obama at a June 2007 campaign fundraiser in San Antonio, Texas.

"We're going to close Guantanamo," Obama said at a rally in Fairfield, Iowa, 10 days later.

"We're going to close Guantanamo," Obama said in a speech in Chesapeake, Va., in August 2008.

It was perhaps the simplest, clearest promise of the Obama campaign. From the moment he declared his candidacy in early 2007 through election night 2008, Obama pledged to shut down the terrorist detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba -- no ifs, ands or buts about it.


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Files obtained by the whistleblowing website Wikileaks have revealed that the US believed many of those held at Guantanamo Bay were innocent or only low-level operatives.

The files, published in US and European newspapers, are assessments of all 780 people ever held at the facility.

They show that about 220 were classed as dangerous terrorists, but 150 were innocent Afghans and Pakistanis.

The Pentagon said the files' release could damage anti-terrorism efforts.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-13184845


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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:00 AM
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truth2power Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:23 AM
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:35 AM
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:10 PM
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:11 PM
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:21 PM
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