Poll: Stop force-feeding Guantanamo prisoners?
Two leading Democratic lawmakers are calling on the Obama administration to stop force-feeding Guantanamo prisoners on hunger strike.
Sens. Dianne Feinstein of California and Dick Durbin of Illinois wrote in a letter Wednesday that daily mass feedings should be stopped and that the same safeguards need to be applied as in U.S. prisons when feeding is necessary to keep a detainee from dying.
Just over 100 of the 166 prisoners at Guantanamo have been on a hunger strike for four months to protest their indefinite detention. Forty-four of them are strapped down each day and force-fed liquid nutrients through a nasal tube.
President Barack Obama this year renewed his 2008 campaign promise to close the military-run prison in Cuba and relocate the 166 terror suspects there, but Republicans and some Democrats have blocked the move.
Tonight in the Daily Pulse we're wondering: Should the Obama administration order an end to the force-feeding of Guantanamo prisoners on hunger strike? Yes or No? Why or why not?