“Last March, when he made an appearance in Cleveland, Ohio, a seventh grader asked what advice he would give himself if he could go back to the start of his Presidency. Obama said, ‘I think I would have closed Guantánamo on the first day.’ But the politics had got tough, he said, and “the path of least resistance was just to leave it open.'” The New Yorker’s Connie Bruck on why Obama has failed to close Guantánamo.