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Barack Obama has released anti-terror memos from the Bush govnernment made after September 11
Herald Sun ^ | 3 March 2009 | Melissa Taylor

Posted on 03/02/2009 8:45:13 PM PST by Aussie Dasher

THE US military could have kicked in doors to raid a suspected terrorist cell in the United States without a warrant under a Bush-era legal memo the Justice Department made public.

The memo, from October23, 2001, also said constitutional free-speech protections and a prohibition on unreasonable search and seizure could take a back seat to military needs in fighting terrorism inside the country.

It was one of nine previously undisclosed memos and legal opinions which shed light on former U.S. President George W. Bush's legal guidance as he launched a war against terrorism after the September 11 attacks.

"The government's compelling interests in wartime justify restrictions on the scope of individual liberty," it said.

Other memos held that the president had broad power to detain U.S. citizens suspected of terrorism and to suspend treaty obligations on issues as seen fit.

The memos depict an administration apparently determined to assert sweeping powers for the president after the shock of September 11, and add fuel to critics' charges that fundamental constitutional protections were threatened in the process.

"The current campaign against terrorism may require even broader exercises of federal power domestically," Justice Department officials John Yoo and Robert Delahunty wrote White House counsel Alberto Gonzales in the October 23 memo.

"We do not think that a military commander carrying out a raid on a terrorist cell would be required to demonstrate probable cause or to obtain a (search) warrant," they said.

The U.S. Supreme Court has held that the Constitution's Fourth Amendment ordinarily requires a probable cause and a warrant to execute a search. However, the memo said those requirements "are unsuited to the demands of wartime."

(Excerpt) Read more at news.com.au ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 911; barackobama; betraytheusa; bho2009; bho44; bhodoj; bush; bushmemos; memo; obamaisaterrorist; presbush; terrorism; treason; waronterror
Any other info the President may care to provide freedom's enemies?
1 posted on 03/02/2009 8:45:13 PM PST by Aussie Dasher
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To: Aussie Dasher

Wonder why they felt the need to make this stuff public?


2 posted on 03/02/2009 8:46:34 PM PST by brytlea (Proud descendent of Andrew Kent, Alamo Defender)
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To: Aussie Dasher

The “Jack Bauer” memos.


3 posted on 03/02/2009 8:46:35 PM PST by Yo-Yo
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To: Aussie Dasher

Just a little distraction to keep the masses from noticing the small *blip* in the market.....;)


4 posted on 03/02/2009 8:49:14 PM PST by MamaLucci (Shovel Ready: The Democrat's stinking pile of Porkulus........)
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To: Aussie Dasher

I don’t think terrorists should have constitutional rights. I’m sure none of the 3,000 9/11 victims would be willing to die for them, for example.


5 posted on 03/02/2009 8:49:59 PM PST by Telepathic Intruder
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To: Aussie Dasher

Honest to goodness, what in the hell is the release of these memoranda going to accomplish other than to embolden our enemies?


6 posted on 03/02/2009 8:50:29 PM PST by Mengerian
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To: Mengerian
Honest to goodness, what in the hell is the release of these memoranda going to accomplish other than to embolden our enemies?

Simple... make the liberals feel happy while they're getting their pockets picked by Obama.

7 posted on 03/02/2009 8:53:44 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: Cementjungle

Yes. More dispatches from the Obama polit bureau. Do not question. Obey.


8 posted on 03/02/2009 8:55:22 PM PST by Mengerian
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To: Mengerian
Honest to goodness, what in the hell is the release of these memoranda going to accomplish other than to embolden our enemies?

It's going to let him blunt Republican criticism when he attempts the same actions, for whatever his purpose.

9 posted on 03/02/2009 8:55:49 PM PST by TexasKamaAina
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To: Aussie Dasher

And yet he didn’t do it, did he?

Individual liberties were kept intact. Guantanamo Bay was “Geneva Approved”. Iraq had uranium. Iraq was won. Al-Queda has been crippled.

Why is Bush the most hated man in America?

Oh yeah, the media wants it that way.


10 posted on 03/02/2009 8:55:52 PM PST by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: brytlea

the hate Bush atmosphere is still alive and well among the lefties.

However, I suspect most Americans would agree that if the battlefield had been in the US, as AQ wanted, instead of Iraq, these contingency plans would be needed and wanted.


11 posted on 03/02/2009 8:58:19 PM PST by elpadre (nation)
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To: TexasKamaAina

THIS is why I read and post on FR...you people are SMART! I’ll bet anything you are totally correct. Great post.


12 posted on 03/02/2009 9:01:30 PM PST by NordP (CONSERVATIVE AGAIN IN 2010 ..... Now, is it 2012 yet ???)
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To: Mengerian
The Slime-in Chief HAS GOT to blame everything, anything, on Bush. The catastrophe that's coming, the disaster he's created, all of it. Remember how Bush emptied everything he found in the Clinton files on the Media, so that they could pick thru them? You remember? I don't either.

We are going to be measuring the AMERICAN blood he spills in acre/feet, like irrigation water...

13 posted on 03/02/2009 9:04:57 PM PST by jonascord (Hey, we have the Constitution. What's to worry about?)
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To: Mengerian

“Honest to goodness, what in the hell is the release of these memoranda going to accomplish other than to embolden our enemies?”

Which is why Obama released them.


14 posted on 03/02/2009 9:08:50 PM PST by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: elpadre

I don’t know, I can’t decide if most people have any sense at all anymore.


15 posted on 03/02/2009 9:09:42 PM PST by brytlea (Proud descendent of Andrew Kent, Alamo Defender)
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To: jonascord
Spot on. I just read that he's cozying up to Russia to ameliorate the Iran crisis. Unreal. In doing so, it's been reported he will dismantle our missile defense systems and cease other programs like “Brilliant Pebbles.”

We are no longer safe and our sovereignty is indeed at risk.

16 posted on 03/02/2009 9:09:46 PM PST by Mengerian
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To: Yehuda
Unreal. And we're giving $900 million of U.S. taxpayer dollars to the Palestinians. I could scream and am sick to my stomach over this. Guaranteed our tax dollars will be used to fuel Palestinian bloodlust and rocket attacks on Israel and suicide bombings of Israeli school buses.
17 posted on 03/02/2009 9:14:19 PM PST by Mengerian
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To: Mengerian

I ust posted this on another thread (dual threads), great minds....

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2197879/posts?page=13

“We are no longer safe and our sovereignty is indeed at risk.”

And that is the WHOLE point!!!!!!


18 posted on 03/02/2009 9:16:03 PM PST by clyde260 (Public Enemy #1: Network News!)
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To: Aussie Dasher

This dork in chief is making 2012 an easy win.


19 posted on 03/02/2009 9:16:30 PM PST by Porterville ( I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass... and I'm all out of bubblegum)
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To: clyde260

Sorry, I have a sticky “j”


20 posted on 03/02/2009 9:16:58 PM PST by clyde260 (Public Enemy #1: Network News!)
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To: Mengerian

“:Guaranteed our tax dollars will be used to fuel Palestinian bloodlust and rocket attacks on Israel and suicide bombings of Israeli school buses.”

And here in the States as well.

Leftists are simple to read. They fantasize that when the sheeple are so terririfed they will beg the Obamunists to impose martial law.


21 posted on 03/02/2009 9:18:36 PM PST by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: clyde260
And the mainstream media is worried about the stock market. The stock market and our economy will be moot after what's going to happen to us after Obama’s done eviscerating our national intelligence infrastructure and defense department.
22 posted on 03/02/2009 9:19:08 PM PST by Mengerian
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To: Aussie Dasher

This type of stunt will be pulled over and over as long as Obama is in office to remind everyonw how “evil” Bush was.


23 posted on 03/02/2009 9:26:39 PM PST by Tex Pete (Obama for Change: from our pockets, our piggy banks, and our couch cushions!)
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To: Mengerian

“And the mainstream media is worried about the stock market. The stock market and our economy will be moot after what’s going to happen to us after Obama’s done eviscerating our national intelligence infrastructure and defense department.”

This should be sung from the mountain tops.

BTW: just found out one of my ancestors was Governor of Indiana: Alvin Hovey, a pretty neat guy from what I’ve read.


24 posted on 03/02/2009 9:26:54 PM PST by clyde260 (Public Enemy #1: Network News!)
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To: Yehuda

Hey Yehuda, been to City Island lately?


25 posted on 03/02/2009 9:28:35 PM PST by clyde260 (Public Enemy #1: Network News!)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Interesting.

The President got the legal opinion he could knock down doors w/out warrants if he wanted to.

And yet.... he didn’t.


26 posted on 03/02/2009 9:28:50 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Yes, Gorbachev is better than Obama. At least Gorbachev admitted he was a Communist)
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To: clyde260

Fascinating gent: Alvin Peterson Hovey (September 6, 1821 –November 23, 1891) was a Union general during the American Civil War and a governor of Indiana. Also a former Ambassador to Peru.

Likely a true patriot that weeps from Heaven in watching America implode.


27 posted on 03/02/2009 9:31:16 PM PST by Mengerian
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To: Mengerian

Yep, and Hovey’s Baby’s... We need more like him, where are these great patriots of the past?

(My granny was a Hovey)


28 posted on 03/02/2009 9:35:19 PM PST by clyde260 (Public Enemy #1: Network News!)
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To: clyde260

Indiana still home for you? (I understand if you do not wish to disclose, as you never know who’s keeping a watchful eye on us.)


29 posted on 03/02/2009 9:38:16 PM PST by Mengerian
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To: Aussie Dasher

This is just more BS by Holder and OBOZO to make the previous administration look bad. I just can’t wait to see what OBOZO does when his policies allow another attack on US soil to occur!!


30 posted on 03/02/2009 9:39:24 PM PST by strykr
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To: strykr

“I just can’t wait to see what OBOZO does when his policies allow another attack on US soil to occur!!”

I’ll spare you the suspense.

Of course, that will be Bush’s fault.


31 posted on 03/02/2009 9:41:51 PM PST by Tex Pete (Obama for Change: from our pockets, our piggy banks, and our couch cushions!)
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To: Mengerian

The Hovey’s originated in Massechusettes and branched out from there. I’ve been working on the Hovey family tree all winter.

I’m a native New Yorker and am still here, unfortunately. I love Da Bronx, but it has drastically changed.


32 posted on 03/02/2009 9:50:22 PM PST by clyde260 (Public Enemy #1: Network News!)
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To: clyde260
Wish I had time to work on genealogy and my family tree. (Much has been done, but I'd really like to drill a little deeper into all the individuals.)

It's great you're loyal to your native home. I've hopscotched across the country the past six years - and my NFL team allegiances have too!

33 posted on 03/02/2009 10:12:09 PM PST by Mengerian
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To: brytlea

I thought there was a number of years before things could be released. Am I wrong?


34 posted on 03/02/2009 10:15:05 PM PST by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Aussie Dasher

What a little man this Obama goon is.


35 posted on 03/02/2009 10:39:55 PM PST by NowApproachingMidnight (Sell the left short this cycle.)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

Obama Goon

Obama Goon

Obama goon

Obamagoon

OBAMAGOON!!!!

Works for me


36 posted on 03/02/2009 10:48:53 PM PST by clyde260 (Public Enemy #1: Network News!)
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To: Aussie Dasher

New tagline...


37 posted on 03/02/2009 10:52:35 PM PST by EternalVigilance ( TR: "Walk softly and carry a big stick." BHO: "Walk softly and carry a spaghetti noodle.")
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To: Mengerian
Honest to goodness, what in the hell is the release of these memoranda going to accomplish other than to embolden our enemies?

It will keep the insane President Bush haters happy while they scream for he and VP Chaney to be tried for their crimes. Nothing will come of their madness and Obama, Pelosi and Reid will keep on defying the Constitution while their maniac supporters are distracted by wishful thinking. Obama and his minions know how to pacify their supporters while they rob them of their money and their freedoms. Then the the idiots will thank him and max out their credit cards in support so he can keep on doing it to them.

38 posted on 03/03/2009 12:05:37 AM PST by jerry639
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To: Aussie Dasher

We don’t yet know who hired Craig Livingstone, what papers did Sandy Burglar steal or what was in the DiBella memo.


39 posted on 03/03/2009 6:05:40 AM PST by Inwoodian
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To: Tex Pete

“This type of stunt will be pulled over and over as long as Obama is in office to remind everyonw how “evil” Bush was.”

And the sad part is that most reading it will not even recognize that Bush didn’t write the opinions, his AG sought the opinions, and Bush did not act on them.

Truly tragic when offering opinion equals being a fascist.

Colonel, USAFR


40 posted on 03/03/2009 6:57:34 AM PST by jagusafr ("Bugs, Mr. Rico! Zillions of 'em!" - Robert Heinlein)
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To: Inwoodian
We don’t yet know who hired Craig Livingstone, what papers did Sandy Burglar steal or what was in the DiBella memo.

There are still a million documents on the Kennedy assassination that haven't been released and won't be for at least 15 more years. The Clinton impeachment documents are still secret. Not to mention info on China Gate.

41 posted on 03/03/2009 11:56:49 AM PST by TigersEye (Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: Salvation

I thought that too, but as far as they are concerned, they don’t need no stinkin’ rules!


42 posted on 03/03/2009 12:17:31 PM PST by brytlea (Proud descendent of Andrew Kent, Alamo Defender)
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