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Obama meets kin of Cole victims

February 07, 2009|Times Wire Reports

President Obama held an emotional meeting Friday with relatives of victims of the 2000 bombing of the Navy destroyer Cole and the Sept. 11 attacks who are still waiting for justice to be served years after the deadly acts of terrorism.

Obama promised the roughly 40 individuals who attended that the meeting would be the first of many.

Some of the victims' family members said they welcomed Obama's gesture even though they weren't entirely convinced that his decision to close the prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where terrorism suspects are being detained, was the right thing to do.

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