Whatever you want to say about the Obama Administration’s handling of Guantanamo detainees, it’s pretty clear that they’re leading on the issue, compared to the craven Congress:
The Senate is expected to consider a provision this week that would block the Obama administration from bringing Guantanamo Bay detainees to the United States for trial, including the self-proclaimed mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.
The House on Wednesday approved the nine-month ban on transfers of Guantanamo inmates, drawing fierce opposition from Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. The provision then went to the Senate as part of a broad spending bill that the chamber is likely to take up in some form this week.
After ending the filibuster, another procedural reform I’d like to see is an end to the practice of tacking minimally relevant amendments onto big spending bills.