Skip to comments.Obama Planning U.S. Trials for Guantanamo Detainees (bringing them to the US!)
Posted on 11/09/2008 10:23:31 PM PST by TenthAmendmentChampion
WASHINGTON -- President-elect Barack Obama's advisers are quietly crafting a proposal to ship dozens, if not hundreds, of imprisoned terrorism suspects to the United States to face criminal trials, a plan that would make good on his promise to close the Guantanamo Bay prison but could require creation of a controversial new system of justice.
During his campaign, Obama described Guantanamo as a "sad chapter in American history" and has said generally that the U.S. legal system is equipped to handle the detainees. But he has offered few details on what he planned to do once the facility is closed.
Under plans being put together in Obama's camp, some detainees would be released and many others would be prosecuted in U.S. criminal courts.
Laurence Tribe, a Harvard law professor and Obama legal adviser, said discussions about plans for Guantanamo had been "theoretical" before the election but would quickly become very focused because closing the prison is a top priority. Bringing the detainees to the United States will be controversial, he said, but could be accomplished.
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Did we MIRANDIZE them on the battlefield? The world wonders /s
There is no such thing as enemies anymore ...we are all one people....
They are NOT Prisoners of War. They are Terrorists. President Bush should have them ALL SHOT before Obama takes over.
Really, really sick.
Obama is going to bring about our destruction.
Is there anything that our Representatives can do to save our Republic, or do we have to put up with Obama's sh!t until Congressional elections in 2010?
I’m sure they’ll feel right at home in Chicago.
“There is no such thing as enemies anymore ...”
...unless you are conservative Republican, in which case your days are numbered.
What have we done?
He'll probably give those positions in his Civilian Security Force.
Arrggh, he is bringing them to the US, not necessarily to Chicago. I messed up when posting the story... sorry!
I couldn’t find anything in the article about Chicago.
Do you have a link for the “taking them to Chicago” you posted in the title?
Don’t say “we”...I didn’t vote for him.
Obama is seeking cabinet members from this bunch.
While he is still CinC we need President Bush to announce a “Terrorist Care Program” in which all of the Gitmo prisoners are assigned to individual Democrat clowns for “safekeeping” — be sure that all of the leading Democrats get one of their own to look after.
Ok, just press abuse and ask the Mod to correct your title.
The more I hear, the more terrifying an Obama presidency sounds.
I messed up when posting the article... sorry. I’ll ask the Admin Moderator to change the title.
Admin, can you change the last word in the title from “Chicago” to “the US”? Thanks.
Cool, man ! Get them all legal counsel and hold bail hearings. Release them on their own recognizance. They were never given their Miranda rights on the battlefield. Release them immediately. Let them all reside in the U.S. Preferably in Chicago where they can visit with William Ayers and plot nasty revenge.
If you are an American, then you are a part of the "we".
If God judges this nation, the rain will fall on the just and the unjust.
Americans were outnumbered by a bunch of d@mn communists, terrorists, Jonestown people and other dangerous fools.
BLOAT and pray is all that I have to say.
Again I write: I really have to wonder when someone in the shadow government or in a powerful hidden military group is going to say enough.
God is judging this nation (that’s all of us); and yes, I did not vote for him. I’m not part of the “we.”
I predict that an army of millionaire Ivy league lawyers (that most of us will NEVER see no matter what crime we commit) will await their cases and get the majority of them off.
Then they’ll bill us for their services...
Heck most of the shadow government is cheering that he won!
“President-elect Barack Obama’s advisers are quietly crafting a proposal to ship dozens, if not hundreds, of imprisoned terrorism suspects to the United States to face criminal trials,”
Of course they will get ALL the benefits of U.S. citizens. This despite the fact that some may have KILLED our soldiers!
Taking prisoners was our mistake.
All Americans are a part of the "we". Americans voted in Obama. American citizens, all of whom had a God given right to choose their next president and most of whom chose a man who is likely to destroy this country and everything that was good about it.
I am a part of the "we". All of us are. We are all in some measure responsible, because we are all Americans.
Now the question is what are we going to do now? Are we going to sit still, or are we going to take a stand?
He made this stupid pledge to the moonbats and there's no middle ground. Either he has to establish a separate-but-equal set of special courts in the US (which the Dems will fight tooth and nail), or he has to get conservatives to agree that trying them in standard federal courts is OK, because the public will go nuts.
He has the majority... let's see him make unpopular decisions now that he has it! It's not just the Republican's throats he'll be jamming this down, it's everyone's. He'll soon understand why Bush did so many things the way he did in the War on Terror.
He should have waited on this issue... way to start your new administration Barry!
The terrorists are all going to be let go on “Technicalities”...
Bringing terrorists to the US for trial is bound to be VERY unpopular and a terrible way to ruin your honeymoon with the public.
Maybe they will sue the USA for unlawful imprisonment and will win millions.
I hear John Edwards is available
I’m not one given to emotional outburts, but we are in a boat-load of trouble. It just goes on and on doesn’t it?
“I messed up when posting the article... sorry. Ill ask the Admin Moderator to change the title.
Admin, can you change the last word in the title from Chicago to the US? Thanks.”
Don’t feel too bad, maybe Obama will take them to Chicago and they’ll get released there.
For that’s the only place we might see them actually get killed:)
I think that there may be a Patriot shadow government out there somewhere. Why do you think liberals have such a fear and hatred for this “shadow government” they worry about? I envision older, strong gray haired Generals that watch out for us. Could be wrong, but hope not.
On a world level their probably is a one world type of group but our military I believe contains a fair amount of Patriots most likely all the way up the chain and maybe shadowing it too.
Laurence “Lost” Tribe - as the Boston Herald’s and WRKO’s Howie Carr calls him - is back!
A Clinton apologist during impeachment days and a Gore lawyer before the Supreme Court during Election 2000, this hack’s hack is back again, like an anti-biotic proof virus! Probably one of Obamalinsky’s first nominees for SCOTUS!
Hopefully someone will research and resurrect the delicious story of when Howie Carr caught Tribe, Julia Child, and a bunch of the other Cambridge-Harvard “beautiful people” trying to block a Charter School for black kids from blighting their neighborhood!
Perhaps The One will find that interesting.
Oh wait ..... Principles over hypocrisy? In this Hope & Change Administration filled with Hopeless Clinton Re-treads? What was I thinking?!
On that hopeful note I will go to bed. Thank you. And above all, God is on His Throne.
LOL, good to laugh at such a terrible development. Can you imagine the fury if Bush did this?
I hope Hannity is on this tomorrow, and/or Rush.
One more and then I’ll stop bugging you... can this be in Breaking News?
I wonder how the Chicago PD would treat them.
They can babysit his kids.
Great, you put this together with Ayers’s wish to abolish prisons and American life won’t be dull at all.
“some detainees would be released and many others would be prosecuted in U.S. criminal courts”
I think it is fair that those who are released should be freed in areas that voted most heavily for Obama. The Gitmo boys will feel right at home there.
Does this mean he’s going to offer them cabinet posts?
Really, really sick.
Obama is going to bring about our destruction
This reminds me of Bush I giving asylum to Gulf War I defectors. Unfortunately for what I remember 187 people were killed when six Iraqi defectors participated in the bombing using McVeigh as the lilly white patsy that the Iraqis needed.
And of course Clinton never wanted to fightIraq so he lied, there was no middle Eastern involvement.
Read Jayan Davis’ THE THIRD TERRORIST if you doubt this conclusion. Boxes of depositions state McVeigh and Nichols were involved with Iraqi ex-soldiers in OKC exist but the MSM never bought it, so you don’t know it nor would you believe it.
Obama’s “justice” department will let them go, and they can’t go back to their original countries, too dangerous so they’ll be let out in a town near you and me.
He's going to community organize them so they change their ways. Of course, they'll have to do 100 hours of community service just like everyone else - unless they claim it's racism. Then they'll get a free pass.
All this left wing stuff is an absurd waste of time. It doesn’t work and never was necessary.
Freed and then welcomed into the Chicago mob.
Obama can give them all the Medal of Ayers.
Obama is going to jam everything down the American public’s throat (primarily the 46% that voted against him) right up front, in the first few months of his Administration. And I mean everything, mational healthcare, Guantanamo, stem cell research, abortion rights, lift Cuba embargo, start taking troops out of Iraq, kiss up to Iran and Russia, new energy policy (no drilling, no nuclear, no coal), Union open ballots, legalize illegal immigrants, you name it, he’s going to do it, and all at once in his first year in office.
It’s called getting the controversial issues out of the way and over early in the Admin so as to be able to settle down to more mundane matters during the rest of the regime and hope that the public forgets all the pain of the first year. This is what new Admins do. They frontload the bad news. So be prepared for the onslaught. It’s coming and it’s coming fast. Mark my words.