POLITICO Europe quotes Nonresident Senior Fellow Richard LeBaron on the Obama administration’s decision to delay the release of a plan to close the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay:

Richard LeBaron, a former ambassador to Kuwait and a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, said the timing mattered, but said that at a certain point the president would have to lay out what he wants.

“The notion of announcing this while the focus is on Paris, I think, would be politically dumb. That said, however, there’s not a good time to do this,” LeBaron said. “The president knows that. He’s known it since he came into office. I think he’s determined before he leaves office to at least have a plan that’s rejected or accepted or partially implemented or something.”

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