Secretary of Defense Robert Gates sought to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the New York Times reported. The Wichita native argued that the facility had become so tainted abroad that its legal proceedings wouldn’t be viewed as legitimate.
Gates’ effort was supported by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, but was opposed by Vice President Dick Cheney and Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, who objected to moving detainees to the United States. Guess which side prevailed with President Bush?
Posted by Phillip Brownlee
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