So, there was a riot at Gitmo.
Good luck finding it leading the news cycle anywhere except on Drudge at the moment, though. Anyway, would somebody – and by somebody I mean “President Barack Obama” – care to explain to me, not to mention the American people, just how this was allowed to occur? The violence erupted during an early morning raid that military officials said was necessary because prisoners had covered | Read More »
A not-friendly reminder to the Activist Left about Gitmo.
In three parts: The current President of the United States campaigned on a platform that included the closing of the prison for international terrorists at Gitmo. Gitmo is, in fact, still open. But they’ll get to it Real Soon Now (SPOILER WARNING: they won’t). The Right noted at the time that Gitmo was going to remain open. On more than one occasion. We, in fact, | Read More »
Former John Kerry staffer John Kiriakou arrested for blowing CIA agents’ cover.
Mind you, you wouldn’t know that from the Washington Post’s article on the arrest of John Kiriakou. While the Washington Post – from appearances, somewhat reluctantly – reported that Kiriakou (a former CIA officer and Senate Foreign Affairs staffer) had been arrested for revealing names, operations and investigations to the media back in 2008-2009, the paper completely neglected to mention who Kiriakou ended up working | Read More »
Key votes on Abortion, DADT, START, and Gitmo This Week.
Today, the House will consider two bills with some amendments that are important to conservatives. Abortion After a period of morning speeches, the House will finish work on H.R. 1216- the fourth bill brought to the floor that defunds mandatory appropriations for an Obamacare program. This bill rescinds all unobligated funds for graduate medical training programs created under Obamacare. It also subjects the remaining appropriations | Read More »
How Do We Turn Around Skyrocketing Oil Prices?
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Nick Loris of the Heritage Foundation to discuss smart policy solutions to address high oil and gas prices. Then Pejman Yousefzadeh talks about Barack Obama’s recent decision on Gitmo detainees. We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment and Stephen Clouse and Associates. | Read More »
Obama administration caves on indefinite detention.
They’re readying an executive order right now that will confirm that certain detainees – read: the murderous, terrorist scum that we already weren’t releasing – can be continued to be held indefinitely without trial. The fig leaf here is that the new proceedings (unlike those of the wicked, wicked Bush administration!) will be ‘more adversarial’ – which means whatever you want it to mean, of | Read More »
Gitmo is not going anywhere.
‘Zounds (Via Hot Air Headlines): Stymied by political opposition and focused on competing priorities, the Obama administration has sidelined efforts to close the Guantánamo prison, making it unlikely that President Obama will fulfill his promise to close it before his term ends in 2013. The “‘zounds” (which, by the way and in case you ever wondered, is short for ‘God’s wounds’) is not quite sardonic, | Read More »
Four Reporters Ejected from Gitmo Hearing after Revealing Name of Protected Witness
Four journalists were ejected from a military commission pre-trial hearing for alleged terrorist and Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr after reporting the name of a protected witness and one-time interrogator, the Pentagon acknowledged Thursday. “We threw some people out there today because they disclosed the identity of a protected witness,” said Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell. “He had been clearly identified as someone who needed | Read More »