Obama Ratifies Bush, Tribunal's are a Go!

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    the title and the link say it all.

    Lets see;

    Rendition? Check.;)

    Extra-judicial Killings? Check.;)

    Collateral Damage? Check.;)

    The Obligatory support for a corrupt election? Check.;)

    More Troops? Check. ;)

    Mo' Money? Check. ;)

    Media, NGO and ____wing Outrage? :eusa_eh:

    I said;

    Media, NGO and ____wing Outrage?

    Bueller?.................


    Obama Ratifies Bush

    The Administration embraces military tribunals at Gitmo.

    No one has done more to revive the reputation of Bush-era antiterror policies than the Obama Administration. In its latest policy reversal, yesterday Mr. Obama said the U.S. would resume the military tribunals for Guantanamo terrorists that he unilaterally suspended two years ago, and he may even begin referring new charges to military commissions within days or weeks.

    The political left is enraged by what it claims is a betrayal, but we're glad to see Mr. Obama bowing to security reality and erring on the side of keeping the country safe—with one exception, about which more below.

    On a conference call yesterday, senior Administration officials tried to sell their military commissions process as more "credible" than Mr. Bush's, but their policy changes are de minimis. In 2009, Congress made technical reforms for handling testimony and classified information. By executive order, a new panel will now also conduct a "periodic review" of detentions. But the bipartisan Military Commissions Act of 2006, or MCA, had already included "administrative review boards" dedicated to the same goal.

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    The real news here is the final repudiation of Attorney General Eric Holder's attempt to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and other 9/11 plotters as criminal defendants on U.S. soil. The killers at Guantanamo will now be brought to justice via a process that the President once depicted as akin to the Ministry of Love in "1984." On the campaign trail in 2008, Mr. Obama claimed that Mr. Bush "runs prisons which lock people away without ever telling them why they're there or what they're charged with."

    In an August 2007 speech that his advisers touted at the time, Mr. Obama promised to repeal this "legal framework that does not work." He even claimed that Bush policies undermined "our Constitution and our freedom" and that the Bush Administration had pressed a "false choice between the liberties we cherish and the security we demand," a line he recycled in his Inaugural Address. He went out of his way to vote against the Military Commissions Act.

    So much for all that.

    Yesterday the senior Administration officials even praised the "bipartisan effort" that produced that law. They're right. The MCA was a serious and painstaking compromise under the constitutional guidance of the Supreme Court's Hamdan decision, but the anti-antiterror lobby—including candidate Obama—maintained it was an affront to American values. The real test of Mr. Obama's new maturity will be if he puts the guts back into the tribunal process, restoring the funding and talent necessary to handle complex prosecutions that have been lost over the years amid the assault on Gitmo.

    more at-

    Review & Outlook: Obama Ratifies Bush - WSJ.com
     
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    Somehow, your a racist. You just are! :lol:
     
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    Gee... no response from The Obama's useful idiots.
     
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    Obama's Handlers have an easy job with him.

    Lol.
     
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    I've got a response for you.

    There are a lot of things Obama does with which I totally disagree. The OP lists a number of them. Not everyone knows that rendition is still going on. It took an animal to begin this barbaric practice and I am extremely disappointed that Obama is continuing it.

    We could have done better.
     
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    I said it before, Barry Hussein is lucky he has the drooling support of the liberal media or he would have been laughed out of office a year ago.
     
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    Hummm, really? in what context? And I don't mean that flippantly....


    As rendition for the purpose of torture goes, I see it as the ulitmnate hypocrisy, we'll contract out our bloody work but won't do it here and then claim we don't toture, thats BS.

    That being said, that why I have no issue with say, water baording as long as its authorized by exec. order only.

    As far as rendition as a short term holding place to keep folks from the mitts of lawyers or even knowledge that we have them, yea I am down with that, I won't make any bones about it.
     
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