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This Day in History

...prison term. In 2005, the White House downplayed a Pentagon report detailing incidents in which U.S. guards at Guantanamo Bay prison desecrated the Quran, saying in a statement, "It is unfortunate that some have chosen to take out of context...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060406/sta_20060604013.shtml
News
Outside editorial: The pragmatic president

...he right to compromise in hopes of passing a bipartisan bill? Given his campaign promise to close the notorious Guantanamo Bay prison within one year, how could he have allowed Congress to thwart him so easily? In the recent lame-duck session...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/010511/opi_765472396.shtml
Opinion
Outside editorial: Gitmo trials are a victory - for political cynics, cowards and cranks

...and Mr. Obama's unwillingness to press the issue. History will judge this decision harshly. Closing the Guantanamo Bay prison was one of the signal goals Obama articulated in his campaign for president. But congressional opposition stymied...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2011-04-09/outside-editorial-gitmo-trials-are-vi
Opinion
Obama supporters receive a dose of reality

...gone back on campaign vows. Even some of his advisers are disappointed that he has moved so slowly to close the Guantanamo Bay prison. Civil libertarians are justifiably disappointed with his decision to continue much of the Bush administration...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/120709/opi_532984552.shtml
Outside editorial: Are you an 'enemy combatant'?

...one terrorism conviction - the generous plea deal of David Hicks, an Australian sent home last month from the Guantanamo Bay prison. Just last week, two Pentagon-selected military judges separately threw out the only two cases set for war-crimes...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061807/opi_20070618002.shtml
Opinion
This Day in History

...formally charged him with crimes against humanity. The Pentagon disclosed the names of everyone detained at the Guantanamo Bay prison since it opened four years earlier. The U.S. removed Libya from its list of terrorist states.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051507/sta_20070515003.shtml
News
Outside editorial: Campaigns enter dangerous territory

...thoughts on immigration and homeland security, and what they would do with captured terrorism suspects once the Guantanamo Bay prison has been closed. We'd like to hear, in other words, about not just what each did 10 and 20 years ago but what...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/100808/opi_341630600.shtml
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