Obama confirms Bush's war on terror infrastructure

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by Mercor, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. WASHINGTON (AP) — President Obama sided with the Bush administration Friday, saying detainees in Afghanistan have no constitutional rights.
    In a two-sentence court filing, the Justice Department said it agreed that detainees at Bagram Airfield cannot use U.S. courts to challenge their detention. The filing shocked human rights attorneys.

    "The hope we all had in President Obama to lead us on a different path has not turned out as we'd hoped," said Tina Monshipour Foster, a human rights attorney representing a detainee at the Bagram Airfield. "We all expected better."
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    Bush has built a sound ,legal structure to deal with the war on terror.
    Bush will be seen as a top ten best president.
     
  2. Within 30 days of his inauguration, Obama has repealed some of the most egregious of GW Bush's policies, from the planned closure of Guantanamo to a clear no torture policy to limitations of the Bush administration's warrantless wiretapping program.

    The last time I checked, US controlled Guantanamo is not a war zone while most of non-US controlled Afghanstan is in a war zone, and one that the coalition is losing. The most the prisoners in Bagram can expect is fair treatment under the Geneva convention, which they clearly did not received while under GW Bush.