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Uzybone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:03 PM
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CNN breaking: 3 executive orders coming tomorrow
1. Ban torture explicitly in the US field manual

2. Close Gitmo

3. Review all the detainee cases.
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LearnedHand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:05 PM
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1. EXCELLENT! I'm so glad President Obama is moving fast
And even more excited that these were campaign promises! I don't quite know how to feel or act anymore when a politician actually does what he says he or she is going to do.
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Uzybone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:08 PM
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3. An Iraq vet here at work was saying he was shocked
that Obama is actually doing some of the things he promised. I'm like kind of you, I'm not really surprised that Obama is acting this quickly ( he has proved to mean what he says), but it is so odd that I cant help but be amazed.
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:07 PM
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2. torture has been banned in the US Army Field Manual
The military is the group that has fought against torture, it has been the CIA that is responsible for it. The military has been caught in the middle, the "grunts" have been between a rock and a hard place, they have been told that the CIA exec orders from the president overrule the USAFM
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SunsetDreams Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:08 PM
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4. maybe that's why it says "explicitly"...there may
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 04:09 PM by SunsetDreams
have been a loophole, that this will cover.
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Uzybone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:09 PM
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6. Thats what I heard too
that its banned but there are loopholes. Obama will close them.
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:11 PM
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8. Maybe so.
I'd feel encouraged if he bans it across the board to include the CIA and other intelligence agencies' manuals.
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RC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:09 PM
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5. Officials: Executive order drafted to close Gitmo facility
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LearnedHand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:11 PM
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7. Guess it's time to retire the Tin Foil Hat smilie!
Thank you, President Obama, for being faithful to your word!
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Proud Liberal Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:12 PM
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9. I'm so glad that OBAMA gets to be the one to decide
what constitutes torture now- in a manner consistent with his authority as COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF of the military (gosh, I love writing that and knowing that Obama is making some of the BIG decisions now- and they're good ones too)
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pinto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:17 PM
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10. kick
:kick:
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IndianaJones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:21 PM
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11. bravo. nt.
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Vinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:23 PM
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12. OMG, I love Obama.
Now we're seeing what "one president at a time" can do.
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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:26 PM
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13. Hear that loud popping sound? It's neo con and freeper heads exploding
all over the place
:silly: :fistbump:

:nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke:
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SunsetDreams Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:30 PM
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14. lol no doubt!
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:31 PM
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15. Remember the old days when an "executive order" was always a bad thing?
I'm already starting to develop my sense of Bush-hindsight.

"The White House" and "Executive Order" are now postive phrases, only 24 hours later.
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:45 PM
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16. wallking his talk


We've got a live one, DUers!!! It's our President- He's on fire! and he's burning Bush's bullshit to the ground!

suck it freepers!!!!!

Obama accomplished more in this DAY regarding campaign promises than Bush did in 8 years (his failures weren't campaign promises).
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pleah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:50 PM
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17. K&R That's a good start.
:applause:
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:51 PM
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18. Yay!!!! We have a good president!! nt
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vinylsolution Donating Member (807 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:01 PM
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19. Expect Newt Gingrich to start....
... doing the rounds of corporate TV shows, claiming "Obama is endangering America."



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chill_wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:34 PM
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20. Excellent. I hope he gets so much going in the first 100 days
that the RW Noise Machine won't even be able to frame or focus a message from one day to the next-- they won't even know where to start at the end of each news day. They will just be foaming and howling incoherently. Totally.
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file83 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:36 PM
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21. Wait, you can't ban torture yet, we haven't given Bush & Cheney a work over!!!!!
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 09:37 PM by file83
:evilgrin:
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OneBlueSky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 09:56 AM
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22. he talked the talk . . . now he's walking the walk . . . excellent! . . .
having a president with brains, ethics, and morals is such a refreshing (and much needed) change . . . can't wait to see what else he has up his sleeve . . .
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FloridaJudy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 10:07 AM
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23. Finally!
The grownups are in charge!

Gods, but I love "that one".
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npincus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 10:23 AM
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24. MSNBC: Obama signing Gitmo Closing order- NOW.
showing the video.
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Marrah_G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 10:28 AM
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25. okay- in tears now
Wasn't sure we would ever start to get back our collective soul.

Thank you President Obama.
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