Eric Holder: Now That Obama's up for Reelection, We're Seriously Going to Close Gitmo


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."