Securing America

There are renewed questions about President Obama's 2008 campaign pledge to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay.

FOX News Radio's Jill Nado reports from Washington in our ongoing series on national security:

Securing America.

President Obama renewing his call to close Guantanamo Bay.

(President Obama) "Guantanamo is not necessary to keep America safe."

But Republican Congressman Buck McKeon says Gitmo can't be shut down because nobody has a detainee relocation plan.  Many of those detainees are reportedly not doing well, with the majority on a hunger strike.

(Reems) "It's really like the way you would treat an animal."

Human rights lawyer David Reems represents 17 detainees.

(Reems) "They've been held there for 12 years without being accused of any crime."

U.S. military officials in charge of Gitmo says they're working every day to make sure none of the detainees die while in custody.

Jill Nado, FOX News Radio.