No Detainees for the U.S.

Bowing to congressional pressure, the White House is ditching plans to resettle Guantánamo Bay detainees in the U.S. While the decision to keep detainees who had been cleared for release out of America is politically acceptable at home, it could make efforts to convince other countries to take them on more difficult. In recent days, Bermuda has agreed to take four Uighurs ordered released by a federal judge, and the administration is in talks with other nations to take on the remaining 13. As for the non-Uighur detainees, the Obama administration is even less likely to press the issue, although an official said a "few" might be settled in the U.S. in the long term.