Discussion in 'Law and Justice System' started by Angel Heart, Jan 29, 2009.
Guantanamo judge refuses Obama's request for delay | Reuters
I understand Obama had to issue the executive order to close Gitmo within a year in order to make good on his campaign promise, but the judge is correct in stating that the requested delay does not serve the cause of justice; in fact it was only issued to serve the cause of keeping the President's poll ratings high. After all, why issue the order to close Gitmo now if you don't know what you are going to do with the prisoners and why stop the military commissions if you don't know what you are going to replace them with? And if Obama does know, why not tell the judge, and the rest of us, so that he can see the cause of justice would be served by granting the requested delay? Politics, in this case keeping the President's poll ratings high, is important to governing, but it should never be the sole basis for making important decisions.
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