Guantánamo, the Constitution and Presidential Politics

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Congress says the inmates left at Guantánamo Bay are too dangerous to allow on American soil—even in prisons as secure as the Gulag. But President Obama made a campaign promise to shut Guantánamo down. Will that lead to a constitutional battle with political implications for next year's presidential campaign?

Later in the program, Donald Trump goes on a tirade, attacking Dr. Ben Carson and calling the people of Iowa "stupid" if they believe what he says. 

Photo: A protester holds vigil inside a cage outside the White House to symbolize the captivity of Guantanamo prisoners outside the White House, January 10, 2012. (Rebecca Nelson/Medill News Service)



Warren Olney