Former US secretaries of state recommend closing Guantanamo Bay prison Patrick Porter at 12:45 PM ET
[JURIST] Five former US secretaries of state Thursday called for the closure of the detention center at Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] at a conference [UGA press release] held at the University of Georgia School of Law to discuss foreign policy issues. Colin Powell, Madeline Albright, Henry Kissinger, Warren Christopher, and James Baker III [official profiles] also agreed that the next president "should be open to taking diplomatic steps with both allies and unfriendly countries in order to further the nation's standing in the world and ease global issues in which the US is deeply involved." AP has more.
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