Skip to comments.GITMO RULING (Did Obama just lose in court?)
Posted on 02/18/2009 8:17:17 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
BREAKING NEWS: Appeals court overturns ruling that would have transfered 17 Guantanamo Bay detainees to US.
Let me check HuffPo for exploding heads.
he’ll pack the courts & this won’t be happening 4 years from now
If anyone on HuffPo has their heads explode then we would be hearing of lots of cases of rectal damage, because we all know that anyone who lives there has their heads up their A$$.
not according to the media:)
I have a novel idea. How about giving final justice to these animals? Given another chance, these pigs would kill as many of us as possible.
Link to the new story here-—
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled Wednesday that only immigration officials, not a judge, can bring foreigners into the country.
Haven’t heard this on the MSM yet.
I don’t think it is a slapdown, because the appeals court said immigration officials had to bring them into the country, not a judge. That would be Obama’s immigration officials if I am correct. One step back, two steps forward.
This is a win for Congress and the Executive. The district court judge in this case initially ordered that the Uighurs being held at Gitmo must be released into the US. Today the Circuit Court said that judge was wrong and that it was up to the President and Congress to decide what to do with aliens.
If we get our act together, he’ll only have 2 years to pack those courts.
It’s all about the “O”!
Also, the rules of war state that these bad guys cannot be housed in a general prison with non-combatants
Roosevelt was way smarter than Obama (just as arrogant, though) and HE couldn't manage to pack the courts, so I'm not real worried about Obama being able to.
Kenyan Komrade loves this ruling. He can blame it on the courts. Kenyan knows damn well any trial on USA soil will turn into a televised circus
Komrade can tell his liberal stooges-— “I tried!”
Don’t get too comfy with this ruling. Barry is best buds with all the USSC Justices. He’ll get the ruling he needs out of his homies.
He has fulfilled a campaign promise to try and close GITMO and thus the moonbats are happy. And with this ruling, he doesn't have to deal with the reality of terrorist on US soil.
For liberals, intention is more important than results.
For conservatives, results are more important.
Obama still wins.
That depends on how fast the new machine can get busy giving the conservatives on the High Court cancer, massive heart attacks and fatal auto/plane/bicycle "accidents."
don’t think you will, post #11
Actually, this doesn’t mean anything as far as Obama is concerned. It’s the judge who got slapped down. But Obama can release the prisoners any time he feels like it. He just has to give the orders.
Of course, he doesn’t want to. And nobody wants to take them.
This does certainly vindicate President Bush, but it actually does Obama a favor, which may be why they decided it this way. Who knows? They did manage to wait until after the election to release the decision.
Is not he and his ilk too big to fail????
Yeah, man. They already did their thing with Ginsberg. /sarc/
Is ABC “mainstream” enough for you?
It’s unfair and detrimental to the conservative cause to make unfounded chip-on-the-shoulder judgments. There are enough instances of true media bias without wrongly assuming the worst.
Sometimes we falsely assume that the MSM isn’t reporting a story BECAUSE WE DON’T WATCH/READ the MSM.
That’s a terrible approach. If you want to pick a fight with the MSM, it’s best to know thine enemy. Otherwise, you just end up looking and sounding ignorant.
As conservatives, we have a big battle to fight over the next few years. We need to be smart, well-informed, and strategic. Running around carrying big chips on our shoulders will only weigh us down.
The chess game continues. Interesting. Thanks for posting.
In related news, 300,000 gallons of sewage just spilled into the SF Bay.”
That 300,000 gallons is in addition to what spilled into the Oval office on Jan 20, 2009.
If he prays, Obama is praying to lose in court. It would get him out of an untenable situation.
It’s easy to say close Gitmo. Not so easy to figure out the next step.
I think the ruling said that the Excecutive Branch has the power to make this decision, not the courts, so Obama won this one big time. All he has to say is release them to the U.S.
I'll bet you believe that Vince Foster really committed suicide all on his own, right? Friends of Bill has morphed into Friends of Barack and they're still happily drawing a paycheck cut by the same folks. Sheesh is right.
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