An impartial study undermines the argument against moving detainees to U.S. prisons.
One of the most disappointing unfulfilled promises of President Obama’s first term is that the Guantanamo Bay detention facility remains open. When he ran four years ago, he pledged to close it. He has not, but he continues to try.
Stubborn congressional resistance has been the problem, not the White House. Opposition does not break along party lines, but it does bend along them. Last week, despite a White House veto threat, 10 Democratic senators sided with 54 Republicans to bar the transfer of detainees to the United States for another year.