Looks like the new Sec Def as well as Sec. Rice were both arguing for closing the prison. Cheney's people and, surprise surprise, Alberto Gonzales were the main opposition. So, just maybe, once the Attorney General is removed from the board that damned prison may be cloesd. Its fate may well be central to the appointment battle over the next Attorney General.
Ah Gates, this and the fact that he fired a General of Walter Reed makes me think that the adults might be making a come back in the Republican party.