Sunday, January 11, 2009

'It Is More Difficult Than I Think a Lot of People Realize'

Yes, it's more difficult than people realize, but good luck explaining that to the angry left.
President-elect Barack Obama said this weekend that he does not expect to close Guantanamo Bay in his first 100 days in office. "I think it's going to take some time and our legal teams are working in consultation with our national security apparatus as we speak to help design exactly what we need to do," Obama said in an exclusive "This Week" interview with George Stephanopoulos, his first since arriving in Washington.

"It is more difficult than I think a lot of people realize," the President-elect explained. "Part of the challenge that you have is that you have a bunch of folks that have been detained, many of whom who may be very dangerous who have not been put on trial or have not gone through some adjudication. And some of the evidence against them may be tainted even though it's true. And so how to balance creating a process that adheres to rule of law, habeas corpus, basic principles of Anglo American legal system, by doing it in a way that doesn't result in releasing people who are intent on blowing us up."
Wait a minute. Those innocent naifs at Club Gitmo want to blow us up? I thought they were all just bystanders picked up while vacationing in Afghanistan?

Still, Barry has his core values, and that includes freeing terrorists.
But Obama said unequivocally that it will close. "I don't want to be ambiguous about this. We are going to close Guantanamo and we are going to make sure that the procedures we set up are ones that abide by our constitution. That is not only the right thing to do but it actually has to be part of our broader national security strategy because we will send a message to the world that we are serious about our values.
Do our values include stupidity?


Speaking of the angry left, they're upset Bush won't be put on trial for war crimes.

Hey, you can always throw shoes at him.

Instapundit and Gateway Pundit link. Thanks!

Thanks also to Small Dead Animals for the lin.

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