Has Guantanamo Bay Been Holding the Wrong Men?
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The US Supreme Court says prisoners at Guantánamo Bay can challenge their detentions in court. Has the prison for terrorists been holding the wrong men? We hear who they are, how they got there and how dangerous they might be. Also, Israel is silent as Hamas announces that a truce is imminent, and McCain and Obama have similar goals for energy and the environment, but drastically different ways to get there.
Israel Silent as Hamas Announces Truce with Israel Is Imminent ()
Hamas said early today that a treaty with Israel would be announced "barring any unforeseen developments." Three Israeli air strikes then killed at least six Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, including high officials in the militant Army of Islam. Isabel Kershner, based in Jerusalem for the New York Times, has the details.
- Isabel Kershner: Correspondent, New York Times
Has Guantanamo Bay Been Holding the Wrong Men? ()
The Bush Administration calls prisoners at Guantánamo Bay "the worst of the worst," but one of its own top officials says at least a third never belonged there. The US Supreme Court says they have the right to challenge their detention, but dissenting Justice Scalia warns that could lead to Americans being killed. Out of 770 Guantánamo detainees almost 500 have been released; 60 more have been cleared. Do they pose a danger? We hear about the most extensive investigation so far into who they are and how they got to Guantánamo Bay.
- Tom Lasseter: Reporter, McClatchy Newspapers
- Murat Kurnaz: Reporter, McClatchy Newspapers
- Reuel Marc Gerecht: former CIA officer, @followFDD
- Baher Azmy: attorney for Murat Kurnaz
McCain Seeks to Ease Offshore Drilling Ban ()
For decades, virtually all the Atlantic and Pacific Coasts and the Gulf of Mexico off Florida have been off-limits to oil and gas drilling, a ban supported by most Democrats, including Barack Obama. Governor Tim Kaine has broken with fellow Democrats and supported exploratory drilling off the coast of Virginia, a state crucial to the hopes of both Obama and John McCain. Today, Republican McCain said it's time to give states incentives to permit exploration. Stephen Power covers energy policy for the Wall Street Journal.
- Stephen Power: Staff Reporter, Wall Street Journal
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