What can one say?....other than be appalled that Obama, despite all the election-campaign rhetoric and hype, is planning to allow for indefinite detention of suspected terrorists. Not convicted terrorists mind you......
So, Obama in the White House isn't all that much different to his now discredited predecessor, George W. Except that Obama is a lawyer and one-time law professor!
"The Obama administration, fearing a battle with Congress that could stall plans to close Guantanamo, is drafting an executive order that would reassert presidential authority to incarcerate suspected terrorists indefinitely, according to three senior government officials with knowledge of White House deliberations.
Such an order would embrace claims by former President George W. Bush that certain people can be detained without trial for long periods under the laws of war. Obama advisers are concerned that bypassing Congress could place the president on weaker footing before the courts and anger key supporters, the officials said."