I was thinking about President Obama’s travail in dealing with the inmates at Camp X-Ray. One thing that occurred to me is the massive double-think required of the standard opponents of keeping the inmates there. Supposedly this detention is a horrible stain on our national honor because the conditions are so horrible and unjustified. Yet when Obama tries to shut it down, we find that other nations (those supposedly horrified by Camp X-Ray) either refuse to accept the inmates or would treat them so badly that we can’t send the inmates there. The latter is a particularly large effort in double-think. How much of a stain can our treatment of them be if it would be an even greater stain to turn them over to various other nations? Believing both of those at the same time — that’s impressive.