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21 September 2011

When All Else Fails, Just Tell 'Em What They Want To Hear

Mike Riggs of Reason reports on the Attorney General assuring people that now they're serious about closing Gitmo.  I'm sure it has nothing to do with pandering to a base you made that promise to 3 years ago and then reneged on it.  Nah.

Here's Mike Riggs' report:

The Associated Press reports that Attorney General Eric Holder has reiterated the Obama administration's promise to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, something Holder says will happen "as quickly as possible, recognizing that we will face substantial pressure." And by quickly, Holder means: "We will be pressing for the closure of the facility between now and [the election—]and after that election, we will try to close it as well."

Translation: We're going to try to do now what we promised you we'd do three years ago. So vote for us. If we don't do it now, you should still vote for us, because we'll do it later. We promise. 

Via Hot Air's Ed Morrissey, who muses, "It’s getting difficult to determine whether the Obama administration is working harder to fool its allies, its base, or itself.  If they believe that Obama can run and win in 2012 on the I’ll-close-Gitmo platform, then I’m guessing it’s the latter."

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