I know it's important to hold the president accountable -- and especially on topics like indefinite detentions -- but can we get Guantanamo closed first before we start arguing in favor of turning some of the detainees loose?

I'm just saying.

A solid position is wasted if the timing screws another solid position.

In other words, we obviously have our work cut out for us getting our weakling Democratic representatives to cough up money to close Guantanamo. But the argument in favor of closing Guantanamo is solid and airtight, plus it has the vocal backing of the president. Do we really want to mix in a second layer of debate in which the upshot is actually the worst nightmare of every member of Congress (being blamed for turning detainees loose)?

We should seriously fight the indefinite detention thing, but... now?