Ellsworth’s Gitmo Flip-Flop-Flip

    National security has become a front burner issue in the U.S. Senate race after the release of ‘Judgment’ – Dan Coats’ first television ad of the fall campaign season. In the ad, and on the road this week, Dan has been discussing the contrast between his vigilance and record of service and incumbent Congressman Brad Ellsworth’s dangerously naïve national security record. Visiting with veterans at | Read More »

    A ‘Witness’ Takes the Stand

    This afternoon, incumbent Congressman Ellsworth plans to enlist a leading advocate for the rights of terrorists to defend moving Guantanamo detainees to U.S. soil in a conference call with reporters. But before we get to that, let’s re-cap the past few days. On Friday, Dan Coats released a “smart ad” titled ‘Judgment’ contrasting Congressman Brad Ellsworth’s dangerously naïve record on national security with Dan’s vigilance | Read More »

    “Smart Ad”

    John McCormack of the Weekly Standard this morning called ‘Judgment’ – Dan Coats’ first television commercial of the general election cycle – a “smart ad” and “one that other candidates might want to copy.” The Associated Press added Dan is “playing up his experience abroad [as ambassador to Germany] and criticizing his Democratic opponent in his first general election television ad.” They continue, “Coats also | 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 »

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    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 »

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    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 »

    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 »

    But, But, But…Obama Said They Would Love Us

    We’ve been hearing for awhile from the statists (Obama, Holder, Brennan, and the other miserable cretins in the administration) about how eeeevil and rotten those nasty ol’ military tribunals were. We were told that we needed to show the world how wonderful our criminal justice system was when dealing with terrorists. It was how we could close Gitmo because, as we’ve been told, holding terrorists | Read More »

    Administration cuts and runs on NYC KSM trial.

    (H/T: @andylevy) Amazing what one Senatorial election can do. Like, say, make a Presidential administration pay attention to local political concerns for a change. The Obama administration has abandoned its plan to put Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the self-proclaimed mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, on trial in Lower Manhattan, according to administration officials. The reversal marks the latest setback for an administration that has | Read More »

    ‘Regime,’ is it?

    The lack of self-respect in the Obama administration astounds me, sometimes.  From the (probably-now abortive) pushback on the call to shut down repatriating AQ terrorists to Yemen: “I am aware of a lot of people pointing back at the way the transfers were handled under the Bush administration that apparently they have some concerns about that,” said the official, who had not seen the senators’ | Read More »

    Obama Administration Repatriating Gitmo Detainees to Failed States

    Seen as a prelude to the White House honoring President Barack Obama’s pledge to shutter the controversial detention facility by January 22, Administration officials last week quietly repatriated twelve Guantanamo Bay detainees. Among those released were six Yemenis, four Afghanis, and two Somalis, many of whom have been in American custody for the last eight years. The decision to close Guantanamo–by transferring and trying in | Read More »

    First We Bomb Yemen, Then Send Gitmo Terrorists There

    This past Thursday, the Obama administration did this: On orders from President Barack Obama, the U.S. military launched cruise missiles early Thursday against two suspected al-Qaeda sites in Yemen, administration officials told ABC News in a report broadcast on ABC World News with Charles Gibson. One of the targeted sites was a suspected al Qaeda training camp north of the capitol, Sanaa, and the second | Read More »

    Obama Administration Plays Into bin Laden’s and Al Qaeda’s Hands

    A month or so after President Obama decided to have the federal government buy the Thomson Correctional Center in Thomson, Illinois in order to move terrorists there from Gitmo, House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) put out a press release. His opening was spot on: Once again, the Obama Administration has put the interests of liberal special interest groups before the safety and security of | Read More »

    308,143,149 Ways Barack Obama Has Failed America

    “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” Article II, Section 1 United States Constitution. With this oath 44 men have before God and their fellow citizens proclaimed that they would uphold and defend the Constitution | Read More »

    Who Needs The Olympics When You Can Have Terrorists?

    I’m not sure how true this is, but apparently [h/t Big Government] a memo from Eric Holder to SecDef Gates was leaked on Thursday instructing Gates to relocate our GITMO guests to a recently-acquired piece of Illinois real estate: Thomson Correctional Center: By the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, including by article II, section 2, clause | Read More »

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