Footprints in the sand

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  1. DamnYankee
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    Obama has made yet another decision in keeping with Bush policy. Another instance of following the footprints left in the sand. "Change you can believe in" indicated that a new set of footprints would be seen.....


    washingtonpost.com

    The Obama administration yesterday appealed a judge's decision granting three detainees at a U.S. military prison in Afghanistan the right to challenge their detention in U.S. courts, arguing partly that compliance would inhibit the future capture of Pakistani citizens for detention by U.S. forces...
    (By R. Jeffrey Smith, The Washington Post)
     
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    Yes it's disturbing, without doubt.
     
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    Things are never as easy to UN do once in place...and issues are always more complex than they appear...

    From the WP article...

    The department argued in its appeal that the consequences of immediate compliance would be severe. If foreigners brought to Bagram could legally challenge their incarceration, "the military would be unable to move non-Afghan citizens captured across the border in Pakistan" into the prison for "security or centralized intelligence gathering" without having to defend the transfers in court, it said.

    Holding such proceedings would force the military to reveal details about the "the place of capture" and the "identity of U.S. or foreign forces or entities" that conducted the operation, the appeal said. It added that keeping records on such matters and litigating the cases would divert U.S. forces from their counterterrorism missions.
     
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    maybe bush was right?
    :eek:
     
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    Now you all wonder why some troops would decide to just shoot em.
     
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    Yes.... It's much more complex than running around on the campaign trail declaring the John McCain would carry out a Bush third term....

    Using the words of Robert Kennedy, "past error is no excuse for its own perpetuation," Obama claimed that McCain has refused "to learn from the failures of the Bush years."
    Charleston, WV - March 2008
    http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=385x107986

    Then again, maybe everything Bush did WASN'T a failure....
     
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    It's much more complex than running around on the campaign trail declaring...
    for BOTH candidates...

    And some people refuse to learn form the articles THEY post....
     
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    Its still wrong and I'm still pissed about it.
     
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    Do with politics what most people do with you----put them on ignore. Saves those fits of frustration.
     
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    There are only certain people who put me on ignore.

    Those people like to ignore facts that are uncomfortable for their mindcement.


    I think this is a very bad sign from Obama and that he is compromising our coutnry by accepting this failed commitment to our true values.
     

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