Obama Guantanamo Retreat: Maybe Embarrassing But Politically Neutral – NPR It’s All Politics

President Obama’s announcement Monday of a resumption of military trials at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, a failure of his campaign pledge to close the site, likely won’t hurt him politically.

That’s not to say that is isn’t something of an embarrassment for a president who as a candidate made a grand pledge to close the facility but in governing has found it impossible to pull off.