Skip to comments.White House Announces Resumption of Military Tribunals at Guantanamo
Posted on 03/07/2011 11:57:55 AM PST by Red in Blue PA
President Obama announced Monday that military trials will resume for detainees at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp, saying the tribunals are an "important tool in combating international terrorists."
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Resume in a place that was suppose to be closed?
Good with me, but the libs are going to blow a gasket.
Election time! Time to put on the “centrist” face in the hope of fooling enough people to reelect him.
This ought to get the ant farm REAL riled-up!
I can’t wait to go on FB and heckle my liberal friends.
Are you kidding me? Didn’t he run on a promise to end these and shutdown Guantanamo?
When O'bama does it, they are "an important tool".
When Bush did it, the USSC said it was unconstitutional, and libs said it was dictatorial.
Wonder which way the PostHuffers and their ilk are going to blow.
Keep in mind, if you hit that, you’d now be getting Sean Penn’s sloppy seconds.
Too bad Olbermann got canned.
His commentary on this would be quite amusing.
Foaming, spitting, bug eyed rage.
And imagine it took the smartest man in DC only two years to figure out how to handle the situation.
Commie Gravy is the best Gravy of 'em all.
Well, well, well. It ain’t so cut and dried, is it, Obama?
What is amazing is that they didn’t announce this on a Friday afternoon. Makes me fear for the bombshell they plan on dropping this Friday!
Not good with me. He campaigned on a promise to close the place down.
If you didn't cringe just a little, and maybe say something like "Ewwwwwwww....", then you're not reading it right.
For all the self-righteous thunder the left produced we see, once again, that Bush was right. And once again, we see all this moral indignation about the trials, Valerie Plame, Gitmo, etc. was nothing more than a raw effort to leverage political power by cursing Bush/Republicans and making Democrats look like sainted knights.
It was all political theatre with the corrupt MSM actively participating.
He thinks he will get points from the right for his election in 2012
Maybe they will claim the prison is closed and they converted it into a courthouse.
Bu..., bu... bu... I thought Gitmo was CLOSED???
MSNBC told me that Gitmo would close, and the Tribunals stopped! HOW CAN THIS BE????
Gee, “We’re closing Gitmo, we’re going to be different.” Yep liberals...you got hosed...and I for one am laughing...if he wasn’t screwing over the country...
Wow he used the word “terrorist?”
Wait did not he say that Guantanamo would be closed in 1 year. Also that the prisoners had a right to a civilian trial. now another Executive Order ordering the trials to resume because the would reduce terrorism.
Terrorism not man caused disasters. Has the Executive Order been written regarding the Riules Of Engagement been changed too.
The president has no understanding what it is like to be in battle, or does not have the understanding of a building laying on top of him when the terrorist do blow up the building.
I wish I had it in my power to issue an Executive Order to Obama. ‘Be Quiet, step away from the golf course and get your head out of your butt and get real idiot. Stuff your Executive Orders in your Golf Bag. The Constitution is the Rule of Law. You so called law school graduate have no understanding of the US Constitution. Do America a favor RESIGN, and take your butt ugly wife and two daughters with you. When resigining tell Joe Biden to do the same. The American public we will allow a one way ticket to the country of your choice and you are allowed one suitcase of clothing, no money to leave the country and you will have to get a job, which country you decide to go to. No access to public funds nor Secret Service, you will be at the mercy of the country you settle in. You return to the US at anytime you will be arrested and incarcerated. Executive Immunity be hanged because you have no understanding of the founding of America. Go leave immediately.’
Hoaxy Changey meets reality... again.
I intend to close Guantanamo, and I will follow through on that. I have said repeatedly that America doesn’t torture. And I’m gonna make sure that we don’t torture. Those are part and parcel of an effort to regain America’s moral stature in the world. ~ Barack Obama (On CBS 60 Minutes, November 16, 2008)
To overcome extremism, we must also be vigilant in upholding the values our troops defend because there is no force in the world more powerful than the example of America. That is why I have ordered the closing of the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, and will seek swift and certain justice for captured terrorists because living our values doesnt make us weaker, it makes us safer and it makes us stronger. ~ BARACK OBAMA (Address to Joint Session of Congress, Feb. 24, 2009)
“There are no neat or easy answers here,” Obama said in a speech in which he pledged anew to clean up what he said was “quite simply a mess, a misguided experiment” at Guantanamo that he had inherited from the Bush administration.
“So the record is clear: Rather than keeping us safer, the prison at Guantanamo has weakened American national security. It is a rallying cry for our enemies.”
“That’s why, in the United States, we recently ordered the prison at Guantanamo Bay closed. That’s why we prohibited—without exception or equivocation—the use of torture. All of us have to change. And sometimes change is hard.”
“In other words, we went off course. And this is not my assessment alone. It was an assessment that was shared by the American people who nominated candidates for President from both major parties who, despite our many differences, called for a new approach—one that rejected torture and one that recognized the imperative of closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay.”
“In fact, part of the rationale for establishing Guantanamo in the first place was the misplaced notion that a prison there would be beyond the law—a proposition that the Supreme Court soundly rejected. Meanwhile, instead of serving as a tool to counter terrorism, Guantanamo became a symbol that helped al Qaeda recruit terrorists to its cause. Indeed, the existence of Guantanamo likely created more terrorists around the world than it ever detained.”
“Thank God We Got Penitentiaries.” - Richard Pryor
“but the libs are going to blow a gasket.”
No, they won’t...
Liberals are hypocrites, and they really are as gullible and ignorant as the Democrats think they are.
If the mainsteam media doesn’t make an issue of Obama’s lies, flip-flops, and hypocrisy on Gitmo, it simply fades away in to memory.
“Maybe they will claim the prison is closed and they converted it into a courthouse.”
STOP that. You just gave 0dumbo the perfect cover
Not that te POS will need it. I bet not oneMSM reports this story and reminds everyone 0dumbo said he’d close it
Obama wants to be re-elected. Don’t be fooled!
That’s not possible.
It’s more than one year since Obama’s inauguration, so Gitmo has been closed...
Oh please, we're the only country in the world that gets hit by a war-scale terrorist attack, grabs the operational mastermind, and then can't manage to try him for almost 10 years even though he wanted to plead guilty and be put to death. Justice delayed is justice denied, and it's been denied to every American.
Duhhhhhhhh, it took the Idiot-In Chief 2 1/2 years to figure it out ??
Hey libs, meet the old boss, same as the new boss....
OHHH I’m sure all of the trial lawyers in America are dissapponted they thought there would be a great pile on money coming to them once they were in court here in the USA.
That's not true.
They MIGHT be "one of many tools for investigating claims that some practitioners of a certain religion are purveyors of man-caused disasters".
But 'combatting' and 'terrorists'? Mr. Obama and his people would NEVER use such harsh and accusatory language...
Ha!! That’s really funny!! Maybe he knew it all along and ONLY NOW worked up the spine to actually SAY SO!! What a creep this ‘President’ is!
Arrogance means never having to say you are sorry.
Thereby PROVING that it is Bush’s fault!
Breakfast, it's good to see you again...but you have changed. ;-(
Somebody must have seen some bad poll numbers.
THIS:Duhhhhhhhh, it took the Idiot-In Chief 2 1/2 years to figure it out ??”
Will also not be reported.
Every GOP POl and all of us on FR understood the pos 0dumbo would NOT be able to close the prison at Gitmo down.
I still can’t believe odumbo got such a pass from the media
No one asked him how he would do it or where he would send the terrorists who were at Gitmo.
The terrorists OTOH complained when various countries were suggested as places to send them. They know how good they have it
I think that someone in the White House who actually did the work to get their law degree said:
"No civilian court is going to do anything but dismiss every case against these terrorists, considering that you've imprisoned them overseas for years with no swift and speedy trial they're Constitutionally entitled to. Only thing you can do now is let the Marines convict them and send them to the dungeon, Mr. President."
But won’t it demean his people? /s
Duhhhhhhhh, it took the Idiot-In Chief 2 1/2 years to figure it out ??
Obamao has repeatedly stated that Gitmo was the NUMBER 1 recruiting tool for the islamists...I guess he wants the muzzies fired up and ready to go!!!