COLUMBIA, S.C. — At a Tuesday forum hosted by CNN, Hillary Clinton said she supported the effort by President Barack Obama to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Clinton said the prison is a "continuing recruitment advertisement for terrorists."

Bernie Sanders, meanwhile, largely stood by his 1974 critique of the CIA as a "dangerous institution" used to "prop up fascist dictatorships."

Sanders said "that was 40 years ago" and that he believes the CIA plays "an important role." But he said the agency nonetheless has "done things which they should not have done on behalf of the United States government."

Sanders pointed to Iran's Mohammad Mossadeq, who was overthrown in 1953. Sanders says, "That led to the Iranian Revolution, and we are where we are today." — AP

Commenting is limited to Omaha World-Herald subscribers. To sign up, click here.

If you're already a subscriber and need to activate your access or log in, click here.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Please keep it clean, turn off CAPS LOCK and don't threaten anyone. Be truthful, nice and proactive. And share with us - we love to hear eyewitness accounts.

You must be a digital subscriber to view this article.