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August 3, 2009 4:48 PM

Europe Must Help Obama Close Guantanamo

When President Barack Obama pledged to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility last year, America's European allies cheered. The facility had become a lightning rod for international criticism and a dispiriting symbol of Western hypocrisy on human rights. But with the process of closing the facility now underway, the same allies who once cheered the decision have turned conspicuously quiet.

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