"playing the fear card": unprincipled obstacles to the closure of Guantánamo

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"With 183 prisoners still at Guantánamo and 101 of these cleared for release by Obama's task force and, in some cases, by the US courts, the shrill rhetoric of those who still insist that the prison is full of terrorists should have been silenced, but as the cynical fearmongering of recent months has shown all too clearly, when it comes to Guantánamo, Republican lawmakers are more than happy to stir up unsubstantiated hysteria about the prison..."

journalist Andy Worthington considers how these attacks damage victims' chances to rebuild their shattered lives:

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