The Corner's Mario Loyola explains what the war on terror is all about to Republicans:
"The President just pulled one of the best maneuvers of his entire presidency. By transferring most major Al Qaeda terrorists to Guantanamo, and simultaneously sending Congress a bill to rescue the Military Commissions from the Supreme Court's ruling Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, the President spectacularly ambushed the Democrats on terrain they fondly thought their own. Now Democrats who oppose (and who have vociferously opposed) the Military Commissions will in effect be opposing the prosecution of the terrorists who planned and launched the attacks of September 11 for war crimes."Talking Points Memo.
Bush is also bouncing the Gitmo military tribunals back into the Supreme Court's err... court. That will buy him at least two months time (all he needs) - it lets him say the matter is out of his hands for now.