Hillary supports Obama's plan to close Guantanamo prison
The US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton today expressed support on the president Barack Obama’s plan to close Guantánamo prison.
"I support President Obama’s plan today to close the detention facility at Guantánamo Bay and finally close the door on this chapter of our history," Clinton said in a statement.
Clinton, who served Obama as Secretary of State between 2009 and 2013, said that "over the years, Guantánamo has inspired more terrorists than it has imprisoned."
The prison "has not strengthened our national security, it has damaged it," said the former first lady, who recalled that, as head of US diplomacy, she appointed a "special envoy" to expedite the transfer of prisoners from prison.
"Closing Guantánamo would be a sign of strength and resolve. Congress should implement President Obama’s plan as quickly and responsibly as possible" ended Clinton, favorite to achieve the Democratic presidential nomination for elections next November 8.