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(From Guardian Unlimited)
Barack Obama collided with former vice-president Dick Cheney today as the president vowed to push ahead with his plans to close the Guantanamo detention centre in the face of opposition from both left and right.
In what the US media billed as the "clash of the Titans", Obama's speech on Guantanamo, torture and other issues related to the Bush administration's "war on terror" was followed within minutes by one from the man who has emerged as his arch-tormentor, Cheney.
The Obama and Cheney speeches offered a glimpse of the kind of foreign policy debate that the US has seldom had since 9/11.
The former vice-president, confounding expectations that he would settle quietly into retirement in Wyoming, made an uncompromising attack on Obama for proposing to close …