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May 15, 2009

New Military Trials for Terrorists Embraced by All

Ok, not so much.

Mr Obama halted the controversial military commissions as one of his first acts on taking office in January, saying the US was entering a new era of respecting human rights.

"It's disappointing that Obama is seeking to revive rather than end this failed experiment," said Jonathan Hafetz, a national security attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union.

"There is no detainee at Guantanamo who cannot be tried and shouldn't be tried in the regular federal courts system. This is perpetuating the Bush administration's misguided detention policy."

Kenneth Roth, head of Human Rights Watch, said: "By resurrecting this failed Bush administration idea, President Obama is backtracking dangerously on his reform agenda."

I think the problem here is a failure to communicate. They are going to get new special protections now (i.e. impossible to convict rules in a court of law, back me up lawyers), with these military trials. Not that effed up Bush/Cheney "justice".

That makes it all better. So tell these naysayers to shush their whore mouths already.

New and improved. It's an extra dollop of caring and respectfulness. Bound to improve our image in the world.


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