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November 13, 2009

Another One Bites the Dust; The Self-Proclaimed "Kool-Aid Kid" Quits the President

The highest-ranking Obama flunky to be pushed under the bus thus far:

Mr. Craig had been at the center of controversial decisions over whether to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as well as revising administration policies on the interrogation and detention of prisoners. For months, questions have circulated inside the White House about his status, but an official said early Friday that Mr. Craig had made the decision to resign.

[...]

He drafted executive orders banning torture and ordering the Guantanamo prison closed within a year. Over the objections of the Central Intelligence Agency, he recommended the release of Justice Department memorandums describing aggressive interrogations. He also was at the center of the White House decision to reverse itself and withhold photographs of abuse of detainees.

Mr. Craig took considerable criticism for those decisions and for not doing more to build consensus within the administration or prepare the political ground in Congress. The prospect of closing Guantanamo in the first year of Mr. Obama’s presidency is now almost certain not to happen.

Friends of Mr. Craig have said that he was unfairly made a scapegoat for decisions supported across the administration.

Heh, I'll bet.

Fool Obama fan-girls like Craig still haven't realized that he's a "use 'em and lose 'em" type of guy. NOT RELATIONSHIP MATERIAL. The President is only interested in you so long as you're useful. Remember Reverend Wright? The President doesn't.

The timing is significant too. The President is out of town for a week and will likely face no irritating questions about canning his top lawyer.


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