Finally, I think Obama will respect the Constitution more than McCain. McCain, to his credit, has said he will close Guantanamo.
Now Congress wants to block that. If Obama had cojones, he'd threaten to pardon any prisoner still at Guantanamo after his deadline.
What? No way.
Way too many opposers would call that "bluff" in a heatbeat. It would be surely be unwise not to mention politically suicidal to actually pardon them.
I do believe that many of the prisoners held there should have been released long ago, and some should never have been there in the first place, but hopefully our government found a small percentage of prisoners who are actually worthy of being detained!