The Ultimate NIMBY Issue

By Jennifer Parker

May 20, 2009 7:51pm

The Senate showed today that bringing Guantanamo detainees to the US is the ultimate NIMBY (not in my backyard issue).

The White House missed the warning signals on this one. As one Senate Democrat told me, it was a rare case where the Administration "drove in front of the headlights."

Can the White House turn this around?  Not right now. But Senate sources from both parties say that there’s still a chance the Senate will sign off on transferring some Guantanamo Bay detainees to U.S. prisons by year’s end.

Here’s my two-way with Charlie on World News:

–George Stephanopoulos

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