Obama's GITMO problem is rather complicated

We hear from Doyle McManus (LA Times) about President Obama's "Gitmo woes": "President Obama sounded genuinely outraged last week when he talked about the Kafkaesque situation at the Guantanamo prison camp, where the United States has been holding 166 men without trial for terms that are, at this point, officially endless. "It's not sustainable," the president thundered. "I mean, the notion that we're going to continue to keep over 100 individuals in a no man's land in perpetuity?" But at least some of Obama's anger should be directed at himself, because his own silence and passivity on Guantanamo are part of the problem. Mr McManus is right.  GITMO is another "Made by Obama" problem, or another example of a managerial style that sits back and waits for problems to disappear.  Unfortunately, they usually don't. President Obama's GITMO problem is complicated by two realities: The first problem is purely political:  Nobody wants one of these guys in their...(Read Full Post)