Lousy is a little strong... middling and mediocre is a better description... I'd say he was better than Carter and Both Bushes, but not Clinton. Terrible Domestic Policy Presidnt, Decent Foreign Policy President, although the SPEND THEM OUT OF POWER strategy has hurt us domestically.
If Gitmo and the tribunals are closed, what happens to the Prisoners? I assume not EVERY ONE OF THEM is some innocent swept up in a net, although there are probably several that are. I assume they would have the US Legal System burden of proof to indict and convict at that point?
Nope its not about american interests and values... its about 1) appeasing hard core supporters of Israel who are high dollar values (much the same thing happens with Cuba) and 2) Having a guarenteed safe haven in case we need to attack due to the oil supply being cut off from region... that's it... It sucks.