WSJ: Obama preparing to transfer Gitmo detainees to U.S. via executive order

It’s impossible not to notice how brazenly President Executive Order is willing to blow off Congress and simply do whatever he wants, so you can’t argue for a second with the view of WSJ editors that he’s getting ready to do it again with regard to Guantanamo Bay. The gambit they envision is, having already vetoed the defense authorization bill precisely because it contained a ban on closing Gitmo and bringing the detainees to the U.S., Obama will now propose a new Gitmo closing bill so completely unworkable that it’s guaranteed to fail on Capitol Hill. That’s the idea

Then he repeats his familiar refrain about how he tried to work with Congress but they just wouldn’t reciprocate, so now he must act, blah blah blah, and that’s how we’ll end up with jihadis in our backyards when we could have kept them in Castro’s backyard:

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