Ah, Never Mind About That Guantanamo Thing

Add another failure to the list that the Obama national-security team is racking up: its Guantanamo policy. The Washington Post reports that the Obama team really didn’t know what they were doing:

With four months left to meet its self-imposed deadline for closing the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the Obama administration is working to recover from missteps that have put officials behind schedule and left them struggling to win the cooperation of Congress.

Greg Craig is taking the blame and getting the boot. (“I thought there was, in fact, and I may have been wrong, a broad consensus about the importance to our national security objectives to close Guantanamo and how keeping Guantanamo open actually did damage to our national security objectives.”) Craig, who some had fingered as the mastermind behind the since-reversed decision to release the detainee-abuse photos, may deserve to get canned. But the blame rests with the president.