Argument: Closing Guantanamo helps uphold the rule of law internationally
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"The rule of law prevails". The Globe and Mail. January 23, 2009 - By acting swiftly in announcing that he would close the prison for suspected terrorists at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, within a year, President Barack Obama vindicated the rule of law. Any wavering - by declaring that he needed to know who would be tried, and how, and what would happen with the others - would have sent exactly the wrong signal. The details can wait; the principle had to be defended.