McCain and Obama split on justices' Guantánamo ruling
he presidential candidates took differing positions Thursday on the Supreme Court decision granting foreign terrorism suspects at Guantánamo Bay a right to challenge their detention in civilian courts. Senator John McCain expressed concern about the ruling, while Senator Barack Obama lauded it.
McCain and Obama have both long advocated closing the Guantánamo detention center but have disagreed on the rights of prisoners there.
McCain said here Thursday morning that he had not had time to read the decision but that "it obviously concerns me," adding, "These are unlawful combatants; they're not American citizens."