January 22, 2009: Obama Orders Guantanamo Detention Camp Closed (CQPolitics.com)

  • "Our first responsibility is to protect our nation. And, in my opinion, it is safer for the American people to keep committed terrorists at a secure facility hundreds of miles away from our shores rather than in facilities located in or near American communities," Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said.