Friday, December 20, 2013

Gitmo’s first commander: Close the prison down

Cheryl K. Chumley
Washington Times
December 19, 2013

The same man who led the Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp through its founding years now says the prison should be closed.

U.S. Major Gen. Michael Lehert, retired, was the first Gitmo commander. But now he says that terrorists have been “successful” in changing America and that the prison has played a major role in striking at the Constitution, CNN reported.

“We need to move forward,” he said, in CNN. “We need to say that the Constitution doesn’t stop at our water’s edge and that we need to close Guantanamo.”

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