Just to be clear, what they're saying here is that the federal government can declare someone an "enemy combatant," then detain them "indefintely," or for the remainder of the "war on terror." Which essentially means forever (you don't honestly think a U.S. president is ever going to declare terrorism defeated, do you?). No charges. No trial. Just, "Trust us, these people are guilty."
And of course we’re now learning that way too many of them aren't.
Closing Guantanamo had some symbolic value, but it doesn't mean a thing if we’re just going to do the same thing in another facility.