In an interview with CBS News's 60 Minutes, President Barack Obama "fires back" at former Vice President Dick Cheney's contention that Obama's proposal to close Gimto will make America less safe, according to excerpts released by CBS today. "How many terrorists have actually been brought to justice under the philosophy that is being promoted by Vice President Cheney? It hasn't made us safer. What it has been is a great advertisement for anti-American sentiment," Obama tells Steve Kroft.
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Pressed by Kroft that some of the released prisoners have returned to terrorist groups, the president said, "There is no doubt that we have not done a particularly effective job in sorting through who are truly dangerous individuals...to make sure [they] are not a threat to us," he says. But he called the Bush administration's policy on detainees at Guantanamo -including long incarcerations with no trials - "unsustainable."