I am not convinced that there is a long game at play here. For several years I wanted to believe that, but all the evidence suggests this guy talks a good story but isn't interested in any action.
Why is Holder still AG? He is the least effective AG in my lifetime. He is there for exactly one reason. Obama wants it that way.
Reagan prosecuted over 1000 banksters after the S&L crisis. The 2008 meltdown was ten times as large, and there hasn't been a single prosecution.
Obama gave a lovely speech about shutting down Gitmo. But he hasn't done a damn thing in 5 years to accomplish that. Why not? Because he doesn't really give a shit about that. he only gave the speech because the hunger strikes have more people asking questions now. Obama could issue waivers to clear out 80 of the prisoners on Monday morning if he wanted to. It doesn't take any Congressional action. He just has to show a court findings that these prisoners are not guilty of any crimes -- and that is exactly what the investigators found. A good percentage of the prisoners at Gitmo today were captured with no evidence whatsoever -- as a result of $5000 bounties paid for people to turn in their enemies. "That guy over there is a terrorist. Thank you for the $5000."
So please spare me the 3-dimensional chess and long-game vision. I'm not buying it.