Tag Archives: Bagram

Guantanamo not closing on time

Soon after taking office as President, Obama promised to close the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba by January 2010. Well, now that’s not going to happen, at least on time. But I suppose it doesn’t matter much since we’re not going to stop mistreating prisoners if we close Guantanamo. As I noted before, […]

Obama embraces Soviet Communism

If Republicans want t0 compare Obama to Soviet Communists, this is their opportunity: The Obama administration has decided not to seek new legislation from Congress authorizing the indefinite detention of about 50 terrorism suspects being held without charges at at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, officials said Wednesday. Instead, the administration will continue to hold the detainees […]

It’s not Guantanamo if we call it Bagram

Instead of detaining prisoners forever without a trial in Guantanamo, Obama will just detain them forever without a trial in Bagram: Yesterday, the Obama DOJ — as expected — filed a legal brief (.pdf) which adopted the arguments originally made by the Bush DOJ to insist that detainees whom they abduct from around the world […]

Obama betraying civil libratarians

Senator Obama in 2006: This is an extraordinarily difficult war we are prosecuting against terrorists. There are going to be situations in which we cast too wide a net and capture the wrong person. . . . But what is avoidable is refusing to ever allow our legal system to correct these mistakes. By giving […]