These people really have no shame.
Closing the Guantanamo Bay prison was one of then-Sen. Obama's major campaign promises during the 2008 presidential race and it has been a key issue for members of his liberal base, which has at times been put off by the White House's plans of action on their priorities.Obama could issue an order to close up shop tomorrow yet he doesn't have the guts to do it. That's self-evident after two years of vacillation and dithering.
The Obama administration had spent much of 2009 attempting to find a way to close the military prison that houses 174 detainees, but were unable to find enough support in Congress to open a prison on the U.S. mainland or settle on a location to hold civilian trials for some prisoners.
Gibbs said that President Obama is looking for Republican cooperation to close the prison.
"I think part of this depends on the Republicans' willingness to work with the administration on this," he said.