Controversy Over Sending Guantanamo Detainees to Illinois

Controversy Over Sending Guantanamo Detainees to Illinois

The Obama administration wants to move many of the Guantanamo Bay detainees to a maximum security prison in Illinois. Why the plan is stirring controversy on the right and the left and the latest on efforts to close Guantanamo Bay.

The Obama administration wants to move many of the Guantanamo Bay detainees to a maximum security prison in Illinois. Why the plan is stirring controversy on the right and the left and the latest on efforts to close Guantanamo Bay.

Guests

Lynn Sweet

Washington bureau chief, "Chicago Sun-Times" and columnist at politicsdaily.com.

Ken Gude

associate director, Center for American Progress; author of the reports "How to Close Guantanamo" and "Getting Back on Track to Close Guantanamo."

Tom Parker

Policy Director, (Counter) Terrorism and Human Rights, Amnesty International USA

Congressman Don Manzullo

represents the 16th Congressional District of Illinois. He was first elected in 1992 and sits on the House Foreign Affairs and the Financial Services Committees. He also serves on the Subcommittee on International Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade.

Juan Zarate

a senior adviser with the Center for Strategic and International Studies and a CBS News security analyst; former deputy national security adviser for combating terrorism under the G.W. Bush Administration.

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