May 22, 2009 12:25 PM

Commentary: Fearmongering about Guantanamo must stop

The sound decision to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility by January is turning into a daunting test of President Obama's leadership, with even members of his own party balking at funding the closure of the prison and the transfer of detainees to U.S. soil. To the president's credit, he underscored his promise to shut down Gitmo in a speech Thursday, saying that "by any measure, the costs of keeping it open far exceed the complications involved in closing it."

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