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GITMO RULING (Did Obama just lose in court?)
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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.


TOPICS: Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: detainees; gitmo; nolink; nosource; ruling; terror
TRUST ME. My question: is this a slapdown to Obama?
1 posted on 02/18/2009 8:17:17 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

2 posted on 02/18/2009 8:20:02 AM PST by RasterMaster (DUmocrats - the party of slavery, sedition, subversion, socialism & surrender)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Let me check HuffPo for exploding heads.


3 posted on 02/18/2009 8:20:59 AM PST by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

he’ll pack the courts & this won’t be happening 4 years from now


4 posted on 02/18/2009 8:21:13 AM PST by chuck_the_tv_out
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To: Thrownatbirth

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$$.


5 posted on 02/18/2009 8:22:43 AM PST by RickB (MULATOBAMA, NOT MY PRESIDENT!!!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

not according to the media:)


6 posted on 02/18/2009 8:23:24 AM PST by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
No, they just saved him.
Now he does not have to come up with a solution as to what to do with those terrorist that would otherwise have to be removed from Guantanamo.
7 posted on 02/18/2009 8:27:41 AM PST by pennboricua
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To: RasterMaster

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.


8 posted on 02/18/2009 8:27:54 AM PST by lormand (...somewhere in Illinois, a village has lost it's marxist community organizer.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Link to the new story here-—

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29258260/


9 posted on 02/18/2009 8:31:03 AM PST by John W
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


10 posted on 02/18/2009 8:33:29 AM PST by kcvl
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To: SoFloFreeper

Haven’t heard this on the MSM yet.


11 posted on 02/18/2009 8:34:06 AM PST by AGreatPer (Obama is not my president until we see his birth certificate. A real one.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


12 posted on 02/18/2009 8:34:08 AM PST by daylilly
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


13 posted on 02/18/2009 8:34:53 AM PST by NinoFan
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

If we get our act together, he’ll only have 2 years to pack those courts.


14 posted on 02/18/2009 8:39:11 AM PST by Jedidah
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To: SoFloFreeper

Nope.

It’s all about the “O”!


15 posted on 02/18/2009 8:39:20 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: kcvl

Also, the rules of war state that these bad guys cannot be housed in a general prison with non-combatants


16 posted on 02/18/2009 8:45:07 AM PST by stockpirate (A people unwilling to use violent force to preserve liberty deserve the tyrants that rule them. SP-0)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out
he’ll pack the courts & this won’t be happening 4 years from now

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.

17 posted on 02/18/2009 8:45:38 AM PST by nina0113 (Hugh Akston is my hero.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

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!”


18 posted on 02/18/2009 8:48:07 AM PST by dennisw (Archimedes--- Give me a place to stand, and I will move the Earth)
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


19 posted on 02/18/2009 8:48:51 AM PST by savedbygrace (You are only leading if someone follows. Otherwise, you just wandered off... [Smokin' Joe])
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To: SoFloFreeper
My question: is this a slapdown to Obama?

No.

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.

20 posted on 02/18/2009 8:49:04 AM PST by kidd (Obama: The triumph of hope over evidence)
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To: Jedidah
If we get our act together, he’ll only have 2 years to pack those courts.

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."

22 posted on 02/18/2009 8:52:46 AM PST by ExSoldier (Democracy is 2 wolves and a lamb voting on dinner. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.)
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To: AGreatPer

don’t think you will, post #11


23 posted on 02/18/2009 8:53:06 AM PST by peace with honor
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


24 posted on 02/18/2009 8:58:21 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: kidd

xactly!


25 posted on 02/18/2009 8:58:42 AM PST by dennisw (Archimedes--- Give me a place to stand, and I will move the Earth)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Is not he and his ilk too big to fail????


26 posted on 02/18/2009 9:00:04 AM PST by Born In America (To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful)
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To: ExSoldier

Yeah, man. They already did their thing with Ginsberg. /sarc/

Sheesh.


27 posted on 02/18/2009 9:07:25 AM PST by Jedidah
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To: peace with honor; AGreatPer

Is ABC “mainstream” enough for you?
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory?id=6904586

CBS?
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/02/18/national/main4809328.shtml?tag=topHome;topStories

NBC?
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29258260/

Associated Press?
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/headline/nation/6268812.html

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.


28 posted on 02/18/2009 9:33:12 AM PST by Jedidah
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To: SoFloFreeper

The chess game continues. Interesting. Thanks for posting.


29 posted on 02/18/2009 9:33:19 AM PST by PGalt
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To: richace

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.


30 posted on 02/18/2009 9:33:57 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


31 posted on 02/18/2009 10:04:08 AM PST by altura
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


32 posted on 02/18/2009 10:33:23 AM PST by Real Cynic No More (The only thing standing between us and complete victory over the evildoers is POLITICS!)
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To: AGreatPer
Haven’t heard this on the MSM yet.

The old media NEVER EVER going to let the public know of anything negative on the subject of Bama.

IMPEACH BAMA
33 posted on 02/18/2009 10:33:39 AM PST by Cheerio (Barack Hussein 0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Jedidah
Yeah, man. They already did their thing with Ginsberg. /sarc/ Sheesh.

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.

34 posted on 02/18/2009 12:12:41 PM PST by ExSoldier (Democracy is 2 wolves and a lamb voting on dinner. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.)
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