Monday, April 4, 2011

Promises Don't GITMO Broken

This afternoon, the ACLU pointed out an ironic coincidence of timing:

On the same day that President Obama announced the launch of his 2012 reelection campaign, he abandoned one of his major promises from 2008.

Today, the Obama administration announced that it will prosecute the suspects accused of planning the 9/11 attacks in the Guantánamo military commissions system. This is a reversal from Attorney General Eric Holder's November 2009 announcement that the 9/11 defendants would be prosecuted in federal courts.

The ACLU has invested a lot of effort in closing GITMO on Obama's watch, and they must be feeling politically whip-lashed today.

Personally, I feel no grief whatsoever at the final collapse of that particular campaign promise.

1 comment:

GWB said...

TSB: I liked the interview on AJ with the Ajazeera reporter who was held at gitmo for 7? years because we were convinced AJ was a tool of Al Quaeda.

Did you hear that Tom Tom sold driver's GPS data to Dutch cops so they could catch speeders? The "total security state" is here!! gwb