Politics Closing Gitmo
posted by June 22 at 9:04 AMon
Sorry, false alarm.
A major meeting was to take place today amongst the president’s national security and legal advisers, the AP reported late yesterday; and the closing of Guantanamo Bay detention facility was on the table. And “for the first time, it appears a consensus is developing, senior administration officials said Thursday.”
That story broke around 6 PM last night. By 8 PM, the story had changed: there was no meeting, the White House said, and “no decisions on the future of Guantanamo Bay are imminent.”
What happened? The Washington Post reports this morning that there really was supposed to be such a meeting. But “two administration officials” say that once word broke about the subject, and the apparent “consensus” that had been developing towards closing the facility, Gitmo was pulled off the table.
And who pulled it off the table? Who do you think?