This is interesting:
The Guantanamo provisions, which include limits on where and how prisoners can be tried, were attached to a spending bill for military pay and benefits approved by Congress late last year. White House aides are recommending that President Obama sign the spending bill and then issue a “signing statement” challenging at least some of the Guantanamo provisions as intrusions on his constitutional authority.
The statement, officials said, would likely be released along with a new executive order that outlined review procedures for some — but not all — of the 174 Guantanamo prisoners still held without charge or trial.
Politicians of both parties have been idiotic on the Gitmo issue, making the argument that jails that held terrorists already – like Ramsey Yousef or Timothy McVeigh – turn to swiss cheese when they hold Gitmo detainees. Ridiculous.