Ted Cruz is the dumbest person alive.
Before you criticize someone you should walk a mile in their shoes, that way when you do criticize them you'll be a mile away and you'll have their shoes.
Thus either the evidence could not be disclosed without revealing classified material or it would be inadmissible under the evidentiary rules at the heart of traditional Anglo-American jurisprudence. The first problem could be remedied with closed court sessions, as it has been many times in the past. As for the second, why would evidence against a prisoner be inadmissible? Among the likely reasons is that it was obtained by torture inflicted by the CIA or one of the CIA’s outsourced torturers under the program known as “extraordinary rendition.”
Traditionally in the United States, when the government cannot bear its burden of proof before a court, it must set a suspect free. But the so-called “war on terror” changed all that for people arbitrarily branded terrorist suspects or enemy combatants. Carrying on the policy established by Bush, the Obama administration takes the position that someone felt to be a threat to national security can be denied a trial and held prisoner indefinitely. Nothing is more un-American.
Naturally, Republican hawks love Obama’s order. Rep. Peter T. King, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, who held hearings on domestic Islamic radicalism, praised him for ratifying Bush’s policy: “I commend the Obama Administration for issuing this Executive Order. The bottom line is that it affirms the Bush Administration policy that our government has the right to detain dangerous terrorists until the cessation of hostilities.”
Obama's Disgrace by Sheldon Richman
Jackboots always come in matched pairs, a left boot and a right boot.
today: KSM to be tried by military commission at Gitmo; Holder set to make announcement today - Political Hotsheet - CBS News
how do YOU spell s-u-r-r-e-n-d-e-r?
Wouldn't it be nice if multiple rules weren't pushed through in the same bill and we got to actually debate and vote on each separate action?
""Despite my strong objection to these provisions, which my administration has consistently opposed, I have signed this act because of the importance of authorizing appropriations for, among other things, our military activities in 2011," Obama said in a statement."
So, he couldn't veto this bill because so many other things were wrapped up in it. The discussion of whether or not torture is moral and constitutional has been downgraded to being pork in a budget bill.
Liberté. Égalité. Fraternité.
in may of two thousand NINE, obama's request for funds to close gitmo was SLAMMED by exactly NINETY senators of the us, including FIFTY dems
Senate Votes To Block Funds For Guantanamo Closure
such as---john KERRY, barbara BOXER, diane DIFI, combat boots WEBB, one armed daniel INOUYE the venerable and all powerful CHAIR of senate APPROPRIATIONS, miserable claire MCCASKILL, bobby kkk BYRD, socialist bernie SANDERS, ultra progressive health care warrior ron WYDEN, his public-option pushing partner jay ROCKEFELLER (who, by the way, wants to emascualte the epa)...
why did FIFTY dems DENY?
obama doesn't know what he's doing
meanwhile, 858 americans have been martyred in the mountains on the moon, OBAMA'S WAR, in the two years since he assumed, 60% of all united states casualties in this now LONGEST war in american history---for what?
60% of U.S. Military Deaths in Afghanistan Have Occurred Since Obama Was Inaugurated in 2009 | CNSnews.com
iCasualties: Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom Casualties
Should I now be thanking the previous WH Republicans for the mess we are in ?
Close it and we are damned and leave it open we are damned, Thanks Mr President!
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