President Obama acknowledged for the first time on Wednesday that his administration would miss a self-imposed deadline to close the detention center at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, by mid-January, admitting the difficulties of following through on one of his first pledges as president.
On Guantánamo, Mr. Obama said that he now hoped to shut down the detention facility sometime next year, but he did not set a new deadline.
Translation: Gitmo isn’t closing in 2010, either – which means that it probably isn’t closing, period. Which is something that I’ve known was going to be happening for months. But then, I’m not the Fortunate Son.
PS: Next time? Run for and serve as Governor of something, Mr. President. It helps cut down on rookie mistakes like this.
Crossposted to Moe Lane.