Monday, March 07, 2011

Another campaign promise gets tossed into the circular file

"Obama to resume military commission trials for Guantanamo detainees"

The very "habeas corpus-suspending" trials that Dear Leader railed so stridently against when President Bush was in charge of national security, mind you:

Apparently these complete embarrassments to our world reputation are once again quite lawful, at least now that it's convenient for the Constitutional Professor to deem them so.

"But on Monday, Obama directed Secretary of Defense Robert Gates to 'issue an order rescinding his prior suspension on the swearing and referring of new charges in the military commissions.'"

You almost have to feel sorry for the man.  The job is obviously far too difficult for him so he simply defaults to the policies of his hated predecessor, even though he was elected on a specific platform of ending them as soon as possible.

Another promise broken.  How many does that make now?

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