Tuesday, December 21, 2010

WH Executive Order Being Drafted for Indefinite Detention

When something like this occurred during the Bush administration, the howling never ceased. Obama does it and the left stifles yawns. Well mostly. Maybe if we call him Bush 44 it would get a rise out of them.
The White House is preparing an Executive Order on indefinite detention that will provide periodic reviews of evidence against dozens of prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay, according to several administration officials.

The draft order, a version of which was first considered nearly 18 months ago, is expected to be signed by President Obama early in the New Year. The order allows for the possibility that detainees from countries like Yemen might be released if circumstances there change.

But the order establishes indefinite detention as a long-term Obama administration policy and makes clear that the White House alone will manage a review process for those it chooses to hold without charge or trial.
Is it just me or is Club Gitmo going to still be open when Obama leaves office?

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