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Neither I, nor any President, can promise the total defeat of terror. We will never erase the evil that lies in the hearts of some human beings, nor stamp out every danger to our open society. What we can do – what we must do – is dismantle networks that pose a direct danger, and make it less likely for new groups to gain a foothold, all while maintaining the freedoms and ideals that we defend. To define that strategy, we must make decisions based not on fear, but hard-earned wisdom. And that begins with understanding the threat we face.
President Obama speaking about US counterterrorism policy, the use of drones and Guantanamo. Here’s the transcript.

The detainees, after years of being quiet and waiting for the process to work itself out, with the Obama administration and so-forth, have come to realize that the process is jammed-up.

- Charlie Savage, Washington correspondent for the New York Times, on hunger strikes in Camp 6 at Guantanamo Bay Prison

"The point really is not whether you keep Guantanamo [Prison] open or keep it closed. The point is what you do with those you have there."

- President of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, a research institute focusing on terrorism that was created in the wake of the attacks on September 11.

Today’s To the Point on hunger strikes at Guantanamo Prison.