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Bush team split over closing Guantanamo -lawmaker

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House is split over whether to close a U.S. detention camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a Republican lawmaker said on Sunday, as a magazine reported a top al Qaeda suspect interrogated there was made to bark like a dog and subjected to Christina Aguilera music.

U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, chairman of the House of Representatives Armed Services Committee, said some members of the Bush administration wanted to close the camp to end a high-profile debate over allegations of abuse at Guantanamo.

The military jail for suspected terrorists has been criticized as a modern “gulag” by Amnesty International, and it has become a hated symbol for many Muslims. Full Story

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