This is one of those stories that makes me wonder if it's really a story. At the same time the AP reports that the White House might not be able to meet the deadline, it reports that the White House has stepped up its effort to meet the deadline. So which one makes the better headline? The one that says the White House is boosting efforts to close Gitmo by January or the one that says they might not be able to keep that promise?
Obama's aides have stepped up their work toward closure and the president remains as committed to closing the facility as he was when, as one of his first acts in office, he pledged to shut it down, said the officials, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity in order to more freely discuss the sensitive issue.
They said the White House still was hoping to meet the deadline through a stepped-up effort. AP