Ban Echoes Annan on Gitmo Closure; Sheehan Leads Protest at Naval Base despite Cuba Travel Restriction

The Washington Times (Washington, DC), January 12, 2007 | Go to article overview

Ban Echoes Annan on Gitmo Closure; Sheehan Leads Protest at Naval Base despite Cuba Travel Restriction


Byline: Betsy Pisik, THE WASHINGTON TIMES

NEW YORK - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon yesterday urged the United States to shut down the Guantanamo Bay military prison, setting up a potential conflict with the Bush administration ahead of a visit to Washington next week.

"I understand today is the fifth anniversary of Guantanamo prison," Mr. Ban said at his first press conference since replacing Kofi Annan as secretary-general on Jan. 1. "Like my predecessor, I think Guantanamo should be closed. And I remember that President Bush himself said he would like to close it."

As he spoke, about a dozen peace activists led by Cindy Sheehan marched in protest outside the fence surrounding U.S. Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

The protesters, who traveled to Cuba in spite of tight U.S. restrictions on travel to the island by American citizens, reportedly walked from the Cuban city of Guantanamo to the prison, where they tied flowers to the barbed wire fence.

U.S. officials were unable to say last night whether the marchers had violated any U.S. law by traveling to Cuba. Several other small protests were reported both in the United States and outside U.S. diplomatic missions abroad.

At his press conference in New York, Mr. Ban defended his early appointments to high-level U.N. posts and urged skeptics to judge the people on their merits and performance, rather than gossip.

He expressed desire for greater global involvement in conflicts in Somalia and Darfur and promised to work closely with the five nations that have been negotiating with North Korea over its nuclear weapons program.

Mr. Ban appointed longtime U.N. staffers as chief of staff and head of U.N. administration and management. Some staff members and U. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited article

Ban Echoes Annan on Gitmo Closure; Sheehan Leads Protest at Naval Base despite Cuba Travel Restriction
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Author Advanced search

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.