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Administration halts prosecution of alleged USS Cole bomber
Washington Compost ^ | 8/27/10 | Peter Finn

Posted on 08/27/2010 6:16:50 AM PDT by teddyballgame

The Obama administration has shelved the planned prosecution of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, the alleged coordinator of the Oct. 2000 suicide attack on the USS Cole in Yemen, according to a court filing.

The decision at least temporarily scuttles what was supposed to be the signature trial of a major al-Qaeda figure under a reformed system of military commissions. And it comes practically on the eve of the 10th anniversary of the attack, which killed 17 sailors and wounded dozens when a boat packed with explosives ripped a hole in the side of the warship in the port of Aden.

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WTF!!! And this administration wonders why people think this President is sympathetic to muslims. Kick the can down the road...a real profile in courage. Next they'll be looking for a way to help this guy to be freed.
1 posted on 08/27/2010 6:16:51 AM PDT by teddyballgame
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To: teddyballgame

Maybe NOW they will love us. < /sarcasm>


2 posted on 08/27/2010 6:18:21 AM PDT by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: teddyballgame

It worked for the Pan Am bomber didn’t it?


3 posted on 08/27/2010 6:18:21 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (HEY, NAZI PELOUSY, ON NOVEMBER 2, WE WILL DRAIN THE SWAMP!)
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To: Hodar

Obama is very popular with the Muslims.


4 posted on 08/27/2010 6:18:57 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: teddyballgame

I just don’t see how anyone but a knucklehead could think Obama was a muslim, nosirree.


5 posted on 08/27/2010 6:19:23 AM PDT by KansasGirl (No, I do not proofread.)
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To: teddyballgame
Free Republic is bad for my blood pressure.

I can't take much more of these daily outrages.

6 posted on 08/27/2010 6:19:36 AM PDT by Post5203 (Let's make election 2010 EJECTION 2010. Time for a complete do-over.)
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To: teddyballgame

No, they just need all the DoJ resources to go after Arizona and Sheriff Joe.


7 posted on 08/27/2010 6:19:53 AM PDT by battlecry
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To: battlecry

... and gun owners.


8 posted on 08/27/2010 6:21:46 AM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: KansasGirl
I just don’t see how anyone but a knucklehead could think Obama was a muslim, nosirree.

Nope, no evidence whatsoever. Move along......

9 posted on 08/27/2010 6:22:16 AM PDT by Thermalseeker (Stop the insanity - Flush Congress!)
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To: teddyballgame

satire?


10 posted on 08/27/2010 6:22:47 AM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: Post5203

Yeah, no kidding. With each day - a new outrage. I keep telling myslef, “November 2nd is coming, November 2nd is coming...”


11 posted on 08/27/2010 6:22:52 AM PDT by teddyballgame
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To: ClearCase_guy

Not really. His approval numbers in muslim countries has dropped since 2009.


12 posted on 08/27/2010 6:23:09 AM PDT by jazminerose
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To: teddyballgame

This is bizarre. I’m starting to wonder whether Obama isn’t a Top Secret Karl Rove plant, put in place to win the 2008 election and then to so thoroughly botch the job of POTUS that Americans would flock back to the Republican Party for generations to come. It seems like every day they are making a bonehead move that simply adds fuel to the fire of an already outraged public.

Some have speculated Obama wants a Republican Congress elected in 2010 so he has something to run against in 2012. If that truly is his strategy, he and his advisors are even more delusional and idiotic than I suspected.


13 posted on 08/27/2010 6:23:29 AM PDT by DrC
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To: teddyballgame

You know, I think he and Holder are just sticking their thumbs in our eye for aslong as they can, as much as they can, before they’re thrown out.

They know they’re going to be thrown out and they’re doing as much damage as they can, for sheer meanness, or for their percieved ‘oppression’ as ‘people of color’.


14 posted on 08/27/2010 6:24:00 AM PDT by squarebarb
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To: teddyballgame
"Victims of Cole bombing upset
"A top officer slammed Obama's decision to seek the withdrawal of charges against the 2000 suspected U.S.S. Cole ship bomber."


"Impeach Obama Says Sister of Cole Sailor Killed in Terror Attacks
"The sister of Seaman James McDaniels, a sailor killed in the terror attack on the U.S.S. Cole wants President Barack Hussein Obama impeached
over his decision to withdraw charges against the al Qaeda mastermind of the attack."


"Mother of USS Cole Sailor Declines Obama-meet, Says "I Voted for the Wrong Person"
"After Obama dropped the charges against the suspect in the bombing of the USS Cole,
he asked the families of the victims in that tragedy to meet with him.
One mother refused, and now says,"I voted for the wrong person."

Chief Petty Officer Richard Costelow, Morrisville, Pennsylvania.
Signalman Seaman Recruit Cheron Luis Gunn, Rex, Georgia.
Seaman James Rodrick McDaniels, Norfolk, Virginia.
Seaman Recruit Lakiba Nicole Palmer, San Diego, California.
Operations Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Lamont Saunders, Ringgold, Virginia.
Ensign Andrew Triplett, Macon, Mississippi.
Seaman Apprentice Craig Bryan Wibberley, Williamsport, Maryland.
Hull Maintenance Technician 3rd Class, Kenneth Eugene Clodfelter, Mechanicsville, Virginia.
Mess Management Specialist Seaman Lakeina Monique Francis, Woodleaf, North Carolina.
Information Systems Technician Seaman Timothy Lee Gauna, Rice, Texas
Engineman 2nd Class Mark Ian Nieto, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.
Electronics Warfare Technician 3rd Class Ronald Scott Owens, Vero Beach, Florida.
Engineman Fireman Joshua Langdon Parlett, Churchville, Maryland.
Fireman Apprentice Patrick Howard Roy, Cornwall on Hudson, New York.
Electronics Warfare Technician 2nd Class Kevin Shawn Rux, Portland, North Dakota.
Mess Management Specialist 3rd Class Ronchester Mananga Santiago, Kingsville, Texas
Fireman Gary Graham Swenchonis Jr., Rockport, Texas



15 posted on 08/27/2010 6:25:13 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: DrC

I don’t think there is any conspiracy - he’s a hard-left liberal and he’s doing what liberals do.


16 posted on 08/27/2010 6:25:34 AM PDT by teddyballgame
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To: DrC

I am sure he wants the house to go to the GOP. He will then position himself as hamstrung by the house.


17 posted on 08/27/2010 6:25:47 AM PDT by Mouton
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To: Diogenesis

Justice delayed is justice denied.


18 posted on 08/27/2010 6:27:02 AM PDT by teddyballgame
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To: KansasGirl
I just don’t see how anyone but a knucklehead could think Obama was a muslim, nosirree.

Nee meither. Hussein certainly doesn't dress the part.


19 posted on 08/27/2010 6:27:08 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Eat more spinach! Make Green Jobs for America!)
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To: jazminerose

I was talking about domestic Muslims:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2578456/posts


20 posted on 08/27/2010 6:28:10 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: DrC
I’m starting to wonder whether Obama isn’t a Top Secret Karl Rove plant, put in place to win the 2008 election and then to so thoroughly botch the job of POTUS that Americans would flock back to the Republican Party for generations to come.

I don't think even Karl Rove is bastard of that magnificence.

21 posted on 08/27/2010 6:30:53 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius, (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: Menehune56

Yeah, it’s not that Obama is “out of touch” with the mainstream or “tone deaf”, he’s a hard-left liberal with communist tendancies who’d rather defend a guilty muslim than protect the country he governs.


22 posted on 08/27/2010 6:33:06 AM PDT by teddyballgame
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To: teddyballgame

**** you, Sheik Obama.


23 posted on 08/27/2010 6:33:47 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (For the first time in half a century, there is no former KKK member in the US Senate.)
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To: teddyballgame

Ft. Sumter


24 posted on 08/27/2010 6:36:04 AM PDT by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: squarebarb

“You know, I think he and Holder are just sticking their thumbs in our eye for as long as they can, as much as they can, before they’re thrown out.”

I tend to agree with this. I also believe that God is allowing the “shaking up” of this nation to bring people back to HIM.


25 posted on 08/27/2010 6:36:47 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: Fresh Wind

FUBO!!!


26 posted on 08/27/2010 6:38:22 AM PDT by unkus
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To: teddyballgame
Kick the can down the road

So did the previous administration, which didn't have any trouble overseeing the rapid execution of Timothy McVeigh.


27 posted on 08/27/2010 6:39:00 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: unkus

triple FUBO!
I hope he chokes on his Marthas Vinyard lobster!


28 posted on 08/27/2010 6:42:46 AM PDT by Merlinator (Take them all down...one czar at a time FUBO)
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To: teddyballgame
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29 posted on 08/27/2010 6:43:07 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 580 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: Diogenesis

30 posted on 08/27/2010 6:43:11 AM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Lt. Col. Ralph Peters: Obama is the dog who caught the fire truck!)
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To: teddyballgame

0bama is a traitor, and he squats to pee.


31 posted on 08/27/2010 6:46:15 AM PDT by mkjessup ("Wait by the river and your enemies will float by" - old Japanese proverb, and I'm waitin'.)
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To: battlecry; sickoflibs; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; Liz
No, they just need all the DoJ resources to go after Arizona and Sheriff Joe.

Which nation does "our" government represent?

32 posted on 08/27/2010 6:48:52 AM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Lt. Col. Ralph Peters: Obama is the dog who caught the fire truck!)
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To: battlecry
No, they just need all the DoJ resources to go after Arizona and Sheriff Joe.

Who they have turned in to the UN Human Rights Commission. More evidence 0bama is an enemy of this Nation.

33 posted on 08/27/2010 6:49:05 AM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: teddyballgame
Nashiri, 45, was captured in the United Arab Emirates in November 2002, and immediately placed in CIA custody. He was among three detainees held by the agency who was water-boarded

That explains it.

The left would flee completely from Obama if his admin indicted this guy. They would say that his admissions were made "under torture" even though they have other evidence linking him to the crime.

34 posted on 08/27/2010 6:51:04 AM PDT by what's up
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To: Hodar

When it says “administration” it means Obama. He is a dictator and no one makes decisions without consulting the great one.
It’s obvious where his heart lies, and it’s not with freedom-loving normal people.


35 posted on 08/27/2010 6:53:24 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Annoying liberals is my goal. I will not be silenced.)
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To: teddyballgame
They need all of their prosecutorial resources to sue Arizona, Sherrif Joe, and fight for gay marriage.
36 posted on 08/27/2010 6:54:33 AM PDT by Never on my watch (The Obama Administration - an outrage a day)
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To: teddyballgame
whiskey tango foxtrot
37 posted on 08/27/2010 7:03:18 AM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Obama suffers from decision-deficit disorder." Oliver North 6/25/10)
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To: TomGuy
"So did the previous administration,"

I'm not entirely sure what you mean by this - but, I'll point out that the previous administration didn't "kick the can down the road" with respect to al-Nashin. They captured him in 2002, and for 6 years he was a valuable intelligence asset, that is after they water-boarded him. Before that, he wasn't very helpful at all.

In November or December of 2008, the Bush administration moved forward with al-Nashin's military commission - remember, this was primarily delayed due to all the legal challenges to the commissions which necessitated Congressional action. Two months later, in early Feb - just a week or two into Obama's REGIME - the government withdrew all charges.

This is the SECOND time Obama has stopped prosecution using the military commission for al-Nashin.

38 posted on 08/27/2010 7:05:25 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: ClearCase_guy
Obama is very popular with the a Muslims.

....there....fixed it.

39 posted on 08/27/2010 7:06:51 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: DrC
Some have speculated Obama wants a Republican Congress elected in 2010 so he has something to run against in 2012.

Actually, that might give him the best of all possible worlds. Would Clinton have been reelected if the economy hadn't gotten so much better -- because of the Republican Congress from 1994? With a Republican Congress, Obama could count on at least stopping the downslide in the economy, and he'd still have the Republicans to blame. Who now remembers (outside of FR) that Clinton's economy was in the doldrums until the Republican takeover? Who noticed at the time? Not the MSM, for sure!

40 posted on 08/27/2010 7:06:51 AM PDT by maryz
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To: teddyballgame
I just spoke with Gloria Clodfelter for about half an hour. She is genuinely pissed, as she should be. I've invited her here and hope she can join us.

Hi, Gloria. Kenneth will not be forgotten.

41 posted on 08/27/2010 7:07:15 AM PDT by doug from upland (Barack Hussein Obama - making Jimmy Carter look better every day)
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To: what's up

Bingo.


42 posted on 08/27/2010 7:09:49 AM PDT by FourPeas (God Save America)
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To: teddyballgame
Unbelievable.
43 posted on 08/27/2010 7:09:55 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: Merlinator

0bama is going to be humiliated one day. And he won’t like it. Narcissists are extremely sensitive and he’s in for one hell of a shock.


44 posted on 08/27/2010 7:19:11 AM PDT by unkus
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To: null and void

LOL!

Nice reference! :)


45 posted on 08/27/2010 7:19:13 AM PDT by yellow rubber ducky (One day I realized I am living in Bizarro world.)
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To: maryz
Would Clinton have been reelected if the economy hadn't gotten so much better -- because of the Republican Congress from 1994?"

I say this all the time - but, Clinton wouldn't have been reelected, and wouldn't have been as popular as he was at the end if it were not for two people - Bill Gates and Andy Grove. Those two men are more responsible than anyone in any branch of government for the roaring 90s. It was their technological advancements that drove productivity to the levels it reached; Levels that were previously unattainable because of technological limitations.

The economy was actually growing at a decent pace when Clinton assumed office as the recession had ended before the summer of 1992. Economists just hadn't realized it, and neither had main street, which is why Clinton got elected in the first place - that and Ross Perot.

Having said all that - Newt Gingrich did provide Clinton with a convenient boogieman or foil. So yes, the Gingrich revolution did help Clinton - it allowed him to move toward the middle, and Clinton was smart enough to do it. I don't think Obama is - I really don't.

46 posted on 08/27/2010 7:19:15 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: Diogenesis

That says it all...


47 posted on 08/27/2010 7:29:39 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: teddyballgame
From the article:

"In a filing this week in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, the Justice Department said that "no charges are either pending or contemplated with respect to al-Nashiri in the near future."
48 posted on 08/27/2010 7:29:45 AM PDT by Girlene
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To: teddyballgame

Just think how bad it would be if Obama REALLY was a mooslim...

-Prayer rugs in the Offal Office
-No toilet paper in government buildings
-A lot of really STRANGE holidays
-A tent city set up on the WH lawn
-A veiled Big Foot seen lurking around (oh, that’s Michelle)
-Camel dung in the halls of Congress (oops...already there & we voted’em in)


49 posted on 08/27/2010 7:31:04 AM PDT by moovova
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To: Post5203
I can't take much more of these daily outrages.

Every day this admin is sticking us in the belly with a sharp stick. They want retaliation. I am ready.

50 posted on 08/27/2010 7:32:16 AM PDT by raybbr (Someone who invades another country is NOT an immigrant - illegal or otherwise.)
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