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December 29, 2009 7:42 PM

Likely casualty of air plot: Obama's Guantanamo plans

The foiled Christmas Day plot to blow up a jetliner over Detroit has thrown up a major roadblock to President Barack Obama's pledge to close the prison camps at Guantanamo. Reports that alleged would-be bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab trained in Yemen and that the plot was hatched by two former Guantanamo detainees have even supporters of emptying the prison predicting a new impediment to their effort. Half the current detainees are from Yemen.

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