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Obama Condemns Congress for Failure to Close Guantanamo

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President Barack Obama conceded defeat in his efforts to close the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, but he blamed Congress for his failure.

In a letter to Congress on Thursday, he condemned lawmakers for "placing politics above the ongoing cost to taxpayers."

The facility "never should have been opened in the first place," Obama said in the two-page letter sent on his last full day as president.

"There is simply no justification beyond politics...

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