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December 11, 2011

New York Times: Guantanamo Forever?

Op-ed by Retired Marines Generals Charles C. Krulak and Joseph P. Hoar.

IN his inaugural address, President Obama called on us to “reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals.” We agree. Now, to protect both, he must veto the National Defense Authorization Act that Congress is expected to pass this week.

This budget bill — which can be vetoed without cutting financing for our troops — is both misguided and unnecessary: the president already has the power and flexibility to effectively fight terrorism.

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