Obama mulls 'indefinite detention' of terror suspects

Discussion in 'Politics' started by drjekyllus, May 14, 2009.

  1. http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20090514/pl_afp/usattacksguantanamodetention_20090514105450

    "WASHINGTON (AFP) – As part of its plans to close Guantanamo Bay, the Obama administration is considering holding some of the detainees indefinitely and without trial on US soil, US media reported Thursday."

    So here we are and Obama is reversing his position on another major issue. That makes two in two days.

    I got a little prediction to put out right now. OBAMA AIN'T CLOSING GITMO.
  2. "US officials told AFP that Obama is set to announce this week that he is reviving the military trials for terror suspects held at the US naval base at Guantanamo Bay, in southern Cuba.

    But Obama, who sharply criticized the use of military commissions to try extremists under Bush, may ask lawmakers to expand legal protections for detainees, the officials said, requesting anonymity due to the sensitivity of the matter."

    This is it folks. The vindication of George W. Bush has begun.
  3. "Bush Was Right, Volume 15,398

    Well, it seems the Devil Bush and the Anti-Christ Cheney were right again. And again. And again.

    Barack Obama has always wanted you to believe that he is a man of great consistency. He was consistent in his opposition to the war in Iraq. Consistent in his opposition to the surge. Consistently liberal on everything else, from abortion to taxes.

    Yet now that he's president and discovering that governing is hard, he's not so consistent---especially on national security issues of the highest order. He's suddenly discovered---as we've said all along---that Bush was right.

    Exhibit A: Mr. Transparency called for the release of CIA memos detailing enhanced interrogation techniques used against top al Qaeda terrorists. He suggested that once the memos saw the light of day, legal implications would follow. Bush administration officials would be tarred and feathered, just as the Far Left wanted. "Let's see where the memos take us" was the prevailing view. Until all Hades broke loose. A deep chill settled in at the CIA. Operatives in the field were afraid to move. The enemy had access to previously undisclosed sources and methods. Suddenly, prosecutions weren't so popular in the Bama White House anymore. Disbarments? Maybe. But trial and jail? No.

    Exhibit B: During the campaign, the Bama railed against the military commissions process as a way to try the most dangerous terrorists at Guantanamo Bay. Unfair! Unjust! Un-American! they cried. These terrorists should have rights! Privileges! Lawyers! Their day in court! Charge 'em or let 'em go! Well now. After all of that breathless hyperventilating, Team Bama is considering going back to the military commissions they suspended in January (mid-Khalid Sheikh Mohammed trial) AND holding some of these jihadists INDEFINITELY without trial. What a difference being in the Oval Office makes.

    Exhibit C: Today, the Bama reversed a prior position, in which he supported the release of photographs of alleged detainee abuse in Iraq and Afghanistan. Citing national security and a concern about inflaming the Muslim world and putting American lives at risk, he said he'd now object to their release. Of course, the damage has already been done: all of this back-and-forth about them has made a bad situation worse. In the end, he did the right thing by trying to block their release---but not before drawing all of this attention to their existence and showing the world that he really doesn't know what he's doing.

    Liberals are going bananas. Their great liberal hope is behaving more and more like their loathed nemesis, George W. Bush. They can't believe their eyes.

    I can. He's Commander-in-Chief now, not some candidate running around Iowa. Filling Bush's shoes now has him realizing that his predecessor was, in fact, right. A lot."

  4. We should add this one to the mix as well:

    "May 14, 2009
    'Right wing extremist' report withdrawn
    Rick Moran

    File this one under "closing the barn door after the horse escaped."

    The Department of Homeland Security is wiithdrawing the notorious report that branded our returning veterans as possible terrorist recruits and hinted that immigration and abortion activists were likely terrorists.

    The Washington Times' Audrey Hudson has the story of DHS incompetence:

    "The wheels came off the wagon because the vetting process was not followed," Ms. Napolitano told the House Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday.
    "The report is no longer out there," she said. "An employee sent it out without authorization."

    The report was shared with state and local law enforcement officials nationwide via the department's internal Web site on April 7, angering Republican lawmakers and military veterans who said it unfairly stereotyped veterans.

    Ms. Napolitano did not say when the report was taken off the "intel Web site" and all Homeland Security Department Web sites, but she said it is in the process of being "replaced or redone in a much more useful and much more precise fashion."

    Rep. Christopher Carney, Pennsylvania Democrat, said that as a veteran he "took offense personally," and his constituents were offended by the report as well.

    "It really hit home hard to me and in our district," Mr. Carney said. "It's not a good start when I go to town hall meetings and I hear people calling for your resignation."

    The revelation by Napolitano underscores the question still being asked; just who is in charge at DHS?

    Incompetent management in such an important department should be addressed immediately. And it may very well be if some of the reports coming out of the White House about potential Supreme Court nominees can be believed.

    Apparently, Napolitano is one of the finalists to replace David Souter on the court. Obama might kill a few birds with one stone by naming a gay woman (she is widely believed to be a lesbian in the gay community) to the court while solving his incompetence problem at DHS by getting rid of Napolitano.

    Where would she do less damage? I wouldn't want to live on the difference."

  5. she is a f'n liar. She approved the stunt and it shows her to be out of step with Americans. How does scum like this get in gov't?

    Totally devoid of common sense.
  6. Notice there is total silence from the dems. NICE.
  7. Lucrum


    Because of voters totally devoid of common sense.
  8. Yeah, all the little dems and Canadian fags that hang out here just can't take it.
  9. Still not a single dem response.
  10. Still wating dems.
    #10     May 15, 2009