WASHINGTON (AP) - A congresswoman says reports that a man
released from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is now an
al-Qaida leader in Yemen should not slow the Obama administration's
determination to quickly close the facility.
Rep. Jane Harman, a Democrat from California, said Friday that
President Barack Obama has to "proceed extremely carefully" in
closing the prison.
But she says there is no justification for "disappearing
people" in a place outside the reach of U.S. law.
Congressman Pete Hoekstra, of Michigan, the top Republican on
the House Intelligence Committee, criticized Obama's executive
order to close the prison as "very short on specifics."
Interviewed alongside Harman on CBS's "The Early Show,"
Hoekstra said as many as 10 percent of the men released from
Guantanamo have returned to the battlefield.