The wisecrack comes after President Obama has renewed an ancient vow to close the Guantanamo detention bay facility. Here is footage from the IJR archives of President Obama making the original pledge(s).(New writer Michael Miller had to go into the dungeon and dig out 35mm film reels and transfer the footage to digital, so we all owe him a debt of gratitude.)
Candidate Obama Promises to Shut Down Guantanamo and Restore Habeas Corpus
President Obamas First Executive Order: Gitmo to Be Closed in No Later Than a Year (4 Years Ago)
If the Commander-in-Chief really wanted to close Guantanamo Bay, he could have it closed. Its called the chain of command. Instead, what we get out of Obama is a chain of excuses.