Change? Not So Much. Hypocrisy? Yeah.

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    Go to the link to read the WaPo 'coverage.'

    Obama's Commission Farce - Andy McCarthy - The Corner on National Review Online

     
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    Actually, I've been pointing out, for some time, that Obama has been following, rather closely, in Bush's footsteps -- starting with his (court) decision that agreed with (Bush's) rendition.

    When I read this today, I can't say I was surprised. What I would like to add is this:


    Civil liberties advocates, who insist that federal courts can handle terrorism cases, vowed to challenge any new process.

    "We'll litigate this before they can proceed, absolutely," said Anthony D. Romero, the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union. "Any effort to tinker with military commissions would be an enormous mistake. There is no way to fix a flawed process that has not rendered justice."

    Under the administration's rule changes, hearsay evidence would be admissible if a judge determines it is reliable, officials said. That provision would allow the government to introduce some intelligence material that would ordinarily be barred in federal court or military courts martial, the officials said. There is precedent for admitting hearsay evidence in international courts, including at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.

    Romero said allowing hearsay in any U.S. courtroom is a "greater travesty than Bush administration justice."

    Obama set to revive military commissions - Washington Post- msnbc.com

    Suddenly, Bush isn't looking quite so bad to the ACLU? Dayum....
     
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    The new boss looks just like the old boss when it comes to terrorism.
    The only difference is that the current crop of kool-aid drinkers prefer black cherry.
     
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    ... or a Black Berry.
     
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    lmao!
     
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    Obama is just realizing that war is hell and you have to fight fire with fire? 'Bout time.
     
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    Ohhh.... I disagree with the "just realizing".... While still in the Senate, he voted WITH Bush on a number of these issues. Interesting that the "followers" conveniently forgot about THAT when they went to the ballot box with "hope" and "change" ringing in their ears....
     
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    He is maintaining his "hope for change" position. Keep in mind that if he delivers change, there will be no more hope...
     

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