I’ll be brief:
In an hour, Obama is scheduled to announce the plan to close GITMO he ordered be provided to him from the Defense Department several months ago.
The plan will then go to Congress for approval. There is no doubt Congress will reject the closure.
Obama has already indicated that should Congress turn down the closure he will order GITMO closed by Executive Order.
IMHO - Obama, before he leaves office, will not only close GITMO, he will - on his way out the door - hand the facility over to Castro/Cuba. I think his establishment of official ties with Cuba has been nothing more than preparing for transferring GITMO to Cuban control.
Such a move plays perfectly into Obama’s misguided legacy/lunacy - that is, denying future presidents the option of holding terrorist/enemy combatants in a facility outside the US and that allows for interrogation and does not require they be granted the same rights as US citizens.
IMHO - this is a done deal
The current detainees at GITMO are no doubt the very worst of a bad bunch… Releasing them to other countries ensures that a significant percentage will return to the fight - they WILL kill innocent people, including Americans. Distributing these terrorists in prisons in the US will ensure they infect the most dangerous and ignorant among us with their brand of suicidal hatred - many of whom will eventually be released to walk the streets of your city and mine.
Bottom line - we elected the most dangerous man ever to sit in the White House - TWICE. - and we are going to pay a huge price.