Obama, Mandela, and Guantanamo Bay

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Obama Family in Nelson Mandela's prison cell.

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Obama Family in Nelson Mandela's prison cell.

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As the President so poignantly commemorates Madiba, I want to urge him to remember another group of political prisoners who are wrongly imprisoned: More than half of the 166 prisoners in Guantanamo Bay have been cleared to be released by the United States’ own reckoning. it is an opportunity to go down as corrected one of the great wrongs of recent American history. It's the right thing to do, and it would earn him--and the United States--a massive amount of good will. And who knows...one of those released prisoners may well turn out to be the next Mandela.
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