Skip to comments.President Obama Likely to Order Military Commission Charges Dropped Against Terrorist Suspect
Posted on 02/05/2009 3:24:14 PM PST by Smokeyblue
ABC News has learned that on Friday, President Obama will likely order the Department of Defense's Military Commission to withdraw charges against terrorist suspect Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri. The charges may later be reinstated in a military commission or pursued in a civilian court. Al-Nashiri will remain in custody.
The announcement will not be made until after President Obama meets with the families of victims of terrorist attacks on 9/11 and on the U.S.S. Cole, where he will assure them that this step is not being done to be lenient towards al-Nashiri. The move is being done to stop the continued prosecution of al-Nashiri in a court system that his administration may ultimately find illegitimate, not for any other reason, sources told ABC News.
President Obama has expressed concern about whether the military commissions set up by the Bush administration are the proper way to go forward in pursuing charges against the U.S. detainees, and on January 22 he asked all the judges supervising the trials of detainees for a continuance of 120 days, so a team of administration officials could review the best way forward.
In almost the cases, that continuance request was granted. But last week the judge supervising the al-Nashiri trial -- Army Col. James L. Pohl, the chief judge at the Guantanamo Bay war crimes court -- said he would not heed President Obama's request for a 120-day continuance, or delay, in prosecutions of terrorism suspects. Pohl called the president's request "not reasonable" and not "in the interests of justice."
The arraignment of al-Nashiri is scheduled for Monday, February 9.
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AHHHHH! You got me by 11 seconds!
Oh boy. I can only imagine what the American people will think of this putz at this same time next year.
This evil clown is the very definition of the enemy within.
That ought to play well in Peoria.
Way to go "Barry"!
The dirty traitor.
“AHHHHH! You got me by 11 seconds!”
I know. I can’t believe it. Do I win some kind of award?
I thought I was late with this post too. LOL.
Obama heard this guy DOESN’T have tax issues, he’ll be nominated for a cabinet job.
Bambi sure knows how to kiss up to the fleet, dunnee?
‘Bama you can stop already, or at least slow it down. At this rate you will have outdone Jimmy Carter in just one month!
If I posted my real thoughts, there would be FBI surrounding my house.
He is slimiest POS.
Bull$hit!! The guy's cutting deals with our enemies. Just one more treasonous act by this empty suit.
Obama you are an Islamist apologist at best and obviously a fake American. You do not deserve the high office which you have attained. Closing Gitmo, stopping terrorist trials, dropping charges, stopping developement of weapons to shield us, chatting with terrorist Iran, retreating from winning the war on terrorism. What next you pitiful guy?
This fake stimulus plan will further paralyze our industrial capacity and untimately cripple our military. Whose side are you on Obama?
when will the TREASON end?
Ha, 2 weeks, that’s long enough
All I can do is cuss.
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