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Guantanamo Not Closing for At Least Another Year

Congress has balked at the Obama administrations request to pay $150 million dollars for an Illinois prison to house Guantanamo inmates, delaying the closing of Guantanamo until at least 2011. In the meantime, officials can work on upgrading security at…

Colvin a protected `whistleblower,’ Cannon says

The Canadian Press Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon says diplomat Richard Colvin had a right to make his explosive allegations about Afghan prisoners. He says Colvin exercised his prerogative as a whistleblower by saying Ottawa ignored his warnings that Canadian…