In a recent speech, President Obama restated his intent to close Guantanamo Bay. This was one of his campaign promises, and appears to be one that he actually intends to keep. Regardless of the wisdom of keeping it open, his plan is to shut it down and put it out of business.
This really isn’t all that surprising, considering his hatred of the military and the way he’s been releasing prisoners from the Guantanamo Bay detention facility right and left. These are convicted criminals, convicted of acts of terrorism, not criminals awaiting trial. It’s almost as if he’s in a hurry to get all those terrorists out of prison and back in the terrorism business once again.