The Obama administration is considering two different options for prosecuting Guantanamo Bay detainees in the United States. One option calls for trying detainees in several different federal courts in New York, Washington, D.C. and Virginia. The other idea is to try all such cases at a super-max prison in either Michigan or Kansas. Senior Fellow Benjamin Wittes says resolving the many issues associated with Guantanamo Bay presents a challenge for the administration.
We have made this same mistake at least twice in Iraq. We don't prepare adequately for the political context, and the result, as I warned in 2002, is chaos, warlordism and civil war.