Running On Torture

By Patrick Appel
Jim Geraghty says that Republicans should fight against closing Gitmo:

A few days ago, Gallup asked, "Do you think the United States should or should not close the prison at the Guantanamo Bay military base in Cuba?" The respondents split 35 percent "yes," 45 percent "no," 20 percent "no opinion." [...]

Republicans don't have a ton of issues in which public opinion is on their side; they should press the argument that American policy on detainees in the War on Terror ought to consider the objections of Americans in places like Kansas, California, and South Carolina as much as it considers the objections of the editorial boards of Le Monde, Der Spiegel and the Guardian.

How about an open debate then, eh? And just how certain are you the public is on your side? Hmmm?