Obama Trying to Turn Guantanamo Back into a Gulag

Where are all the fake liberals that continue to support Obama?  What achievements do they defend? A healthcare bill written by the insurance companies?  The guy has been the biggest sham puppet I have ever seen.  Banana Republic.

From the Washington Post:
New rules from the Obama Justice Department threaten to return Guantanamo Bay to the legal black hole it was in during the early days of the George W. Bush administration. The rules, which began trickling out in May, are to be reviewed Friday in a hearing before a federal judge in Washington. They restrict lawyers’ access to detainees who have lost their initial habeas corpus petitions. The effect would be to wrest control of attorney-client access away from the courts and give the military nearly complete discretion to dictate if and when attorneys can visit detainees, how many attorneys may work on a case, what information lawyers may obtain and use in representing their clients, and where and how this information can be used.

In other words, far from closing the prison camp as he promised, President Obama is steadily returning Guantanamo to the secretive and hopeless internment camp that he vilified as a candidate.

Full article here.

4 thoughts on “Obama Trying to Turn Guantanamo Back into a Gulag

  1. The guy has been the biggest sham puppet I have ever seen. Banana Republic.

    Mike,

    You will the “Understatement of the Week” award with that one! Keep up the good work.

  2. They should have been tried by military tribunal in a timely manner and then sentenced
    to whatever was awaiting them……………
    I think Bush made a terrible mistake in not doing that as has Obama………..

    • Most of the Gtmo detainees have been cleared for release by both Administrations and/or the courts but they can’t be sent home because of the situation in their country, e.g. Yemen where there is a strong terrorist presence. Some detainees have been declared too dangerous to release but impossible to put on trial for whatever reason. Some have been waiting years for trials or are still under investigation. There have been hardly more than a handful of trials, mostly dubious cases, mostly ending in plea bargains, mainly involving people with some minor role. An interesting comparison is between Hicks the Australian and Lindh the American. They were very similar cases. Lindh was tried in a regular court years ago and is still in prison. Hicks spent years in Gtmo, had some kind of suspect trial and is now free. The latest approach seems to be to try to get detainees to squeal on each other for a promise of release. See the military commissions website for cases.

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