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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-23-10 11:02 AM
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Obama administration preparing executive order to authorize indefinite detentions
The Obama administration is drafting an executive order, scheduled for release early in 2011, which authorizes indefinite detention without charge of prisoners currently held at Guantnamo Bay, Cuba. The new order means that the prison will remain open, or that these prisoners will be transferred to permanent locations in the US.

The prisoners would be given a periodic review of their imprisonment in a procedure that makes a mockery of due process and basic democratic rights.

According to reports first published Tuesday evening by the Washington Post and ProPublica, unnamed US officials have revealed that the executive order, which will for the first time establish indefinite detention as an Obama administration policy, has been in the works for more than a year.

With typical contempt for the democratic rights of the population, the announcement was released through anonymous backdoor channels on the eve of the Winter holidays. It is aimed at preparing public opinion for yet another extension of the anti-democratic policies of the Bush administration.

http://www.wsws.org/articles/2010/dec2010/dete-d23.shtm...
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somone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-23-10 11:03 AM
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1. "Yet another extension of the Bush administration"
is about right.
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jaxx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-23-10 11:07 AM
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2. That's what happens when the congress won't give the money to move them.
And won't let them in the states for trials. You'd think a socialist website would be able to figure that one out. Specially since it will allow the detainees to have lawyers for the first time when they try to get released, and they'll be able to do it yearly. But if some anonymous unnamed US officials say it........
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Vinnie From Indy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-23-10 11:10 AM
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3. Hey now! Don't be harshing our buzz about the crumbs of success
we have achieved these last few days in Congress. I am quite sure that this fits somewhere in the grand strategy of the three dimensional chess game being played by this Administration.

Just a spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down!
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notesdev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-23-10 11:27 AM
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4. George W. Obama strikes again
You know what this country really needs? A new war! Pakistan maybe? Yemen? Another foray into Somalia? The rubes need something to rally behind while the banks asset-strip them.
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