The political cost of closing Guantanamo

The political cost of closing Guantanamo
The political cost of closing Guantanamo

The political cost of closing Guantanamo

Earlier this week President Obama broke a long silence on Guantanamo, saying it’s “not necessary to keep America safe.It is expensive. It is inefficient. It needs to be closed.” He also promised to re-engage Congress on the issue. Josh Gerstein, White House Reporter for POLITICO, explains whether Obama has the political capital he needs to convince Congress to close it. (Photo: AP Images).