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Obama meets with families of 9/11, Cole victims

Washington_A YouTube video posted from the prison at Guantanamo Bay shows Republican Sen. Jim Inhofe defending the treatment of detainees there.  President Barack Obama has issued an order to close the prison.

The order has drawn criticism and Inhofe traveled to Guantanamo recently to see the facility.  In the video Inhofe says the detainees' access to dental care, colonoscopies, and other medical procedures proves they aren't mistreated.  He says they're being taken better care of than they have in their entire lives and closing the prison would be a "terrible risk.'' 

The President also plans to meet this afternoon with families of 9/11 victims and the 17 sailors killed in the bombing of the USS Cole.  The meeting is in response to anger over delays in bringing terror suspects to trial.

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