Don’t Ask Me; I Just Work Here

On Guantanamo:

The chief of the U.S. military said Sunday he favors closing the prison here as soon as possible because he is concerned that worldwide negative publicity about the treatment of terrorist suspects has tarnished America’s image.

[Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike] Mullen, whose previous visit was in December 2005 as head of the U.S. Navy, noted that President Bush and Defense Secretary Robert Gates also have spoken publicly in favor of closing the prison. But Mullen said he is unaware of any active discussion in the administration about how to do it.

The President (who is, after all, the Commander in Chief) and both the civilian and uniformed heads of the United States military have all claimed they want to close the Guantanamo Bay prison camp. Suppose they were telling the truth. Between the three of them, you’d think someone could have actually done something about it.