What Should Be Done about Guantanamo Detainees?

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In last year's campaign, Barack Obama was scathing in his criticism of the Bush Administration's treatment of prisoners in the war on terror. As President, he has denounced torture and ordered closure of Guantánamo Bay. But what about detainees who've been held for years without trials or even charges against them? Obama wants to assert American “values.” Former Vice President Cheney says he cares more about the rights of terrorists than protecting the US. We hear about a US Supreme Court case that could cause a political firestorm and lay down rules that could last for years to come.

Credits

Guests:
Jane Mayer - New Yorker - @JaneMayerNYer, Benjamin Wittes - Brookings Institution - @benjaminwittes, David D. Cole - American Civil Liberties Union / Georgetown University - @DavidColeACLU

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Sonya Geis, Karen Radziner