During Wednesday's hearing, Leahy questioned Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's Tuesday assertion that the prison camp was an essential part of the U.S.-led War on Terror. "All of us know this war will not end in our lifetime," Leahy said. "Guantanamo Bay is an international embarrassment to our nation, to our ideals and remains a festering threat to our security," he added.Leahy's talking to the wrong guy. The decision to close Gitmo is in Bin Laden's hands. All it takes to end this war is surrender by Bin Laden. Renounce the Fatwa of War against the United States with a Fatwa of surrender and Gitmo closes fast.
Otherwise, if the war lasts a lifetime, these fellows sit in Gitmo a life time. It's really Bin Laden's call unless Sen Leahy has plans to wage this war with a goal short of US Victory.
Sen Session's right to question Leahy's motives as defeatist. Leahy's not making any sense unless he's supporting the other side. They're is no embarrassment locking up those at war with the United States. No offense to our ideals, and far less threat then letting these guys back on the battlefield.