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June 26, 2009

Obama's Friday Afternoon Media Dump: "How 'Bout We Detain Terrorists"

Even more likely to be smothered in the wall-to-wall MJ coverage and with every politics-minded person watching the circus in the house, the Obama Administration leaked this afternoon that the President is drawing up an executive order to allow indefinite detention of terrorism suspects.

It's like I've already seen this movie...

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.

After months of internal debate over how to close the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, White House officials are growing increasingly worried that reaching quick agreement with Congress on a new detention system may prove impossible. Several officials said there is concern in the White House that the administration may not be able to close the facility by the president's January deadline.

Another day, another Obama campaign promise broken. I'd just like to hear him say once: "Okay, so Bush was right."


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