GOP Pegs Hopes to Gitmo

For the Republican Party, the road to redemption apparently runs through Gitmo: “Armed with polling data that show a narrow majority of support for keeping the prison open and deep fear about the detainees, Republicans in Congress started laying plans even before the inauguration to make the debate over Guantánamo Bay a question of local community safety instead of one about national character and principles,” reports The New York Times. Striking a similar note, The Wall Street Journal reports: “Some Republicans see in events of the past two weeks—the culmination of a carefully developed GOP strategy and missteps by Democrats—the beginning of a political comeback, and they plan to keep pressing the issue.”