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Obama's Irrelevant, Outmoded Case Against Guantanamo

Closing the prison won't stop radical Islamists from recruiting.

Gitmo protesters outside the White House in January.

Photographer: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Watching President Barack Obama make his end-of-term push Tuesday morning to close the Guantanamo Bay prison, my thoughts turned to terrorists. I tried to imagine what two hardened jihadis must think about the president's plan. "Are we still on for the car bombing at the embassy?" "I don't know. The infidel leader says he wants to close the prison in Cuba. Let's wait to see what Congress does."

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