I forsee, that in the same manor as all other promises by candidate and president Obama, the idea that we will be surging and then retreating in Afghanistan will take the same ‘low road’. During his campain, candidate Obama promised a more open and transparent administration. The first 11 months of his career has shown otherwise. During his campain, candidate Obama promised to reach across | Read More »
THE Picture Describing The Holder Hypocrisy
Attorney General Eric Holder testified before Congress yesterday regarding this whole trying Al Qaeda war criminals in a civilian court. There are plenty of posts blogging Holder’s tussle with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), so go to the link if you want to view them (or view them again if you’ve already seen them). Also go see Scott Johnson’s and Andy McCarthy’s smackdown of a document | Read More »
Cowardly Holder Channels His Inner Cowardly Greenwald
Back in February, Attorney General Eric Holder had the nerve to call Americans cowards when it came to race. Today, as reported by Bill Kristol, Holder said the following: In his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee today, Eric Holder will say, according to the Associated Press, that “I have every confidence the nation and the world will see him for the coward he is….I’m | Read More »
POTUS visits Objective Reality on Gitmo.
(Via Hot Air) Took him long enough: President Obama acknowledged for the first time on Wednesday that his administration would miss a self-imposed deadline to close the detention center at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, by mid-January, admitting the difficulties of following through on one of his first pledges as president. [snip] On Guantánamo, Mr. Obama said that he now hoped to shut down the detention facility | Read More »
The Real Guantanamo Bay
Much has been said over the last several years about a formerly unknown US Naval base stubbornly clinging to the southeastern end of Cuba. Despite years of Fidel Castro’s chagrin, US forces have been there by treaty since 1903 and remain there to this day. The official US Navy history begins this way, with my link added; In February 1903, the United States leased 45 | Read More »
What Kind Of Justice Does Obama Think He’s Showing To The World?
President Barack Obama’s and Attorney General Eric Holder’s decision to try any of the terrorists in the civilian courts is utterly ridiculous. Even if the terrorists are tried in the federal courts for committing an illegal act of war, which should be on top of the list of charges brought, a question I asked here begs for further study: Here’s something else: are there 12 | Read More »
Coincidence? You Decide!
Let’s start with the fact that the Obama Administration is being pummeled over its refusal to call the Fort Hood Murders an act of terrorism. Of course, the simple truth is that they can’t. To do that would be to admit that, after eight years of safety under George Bush, In less than one year under Barack Obama we have suffered a major terrorist attack | Read More »
The Decision To Prosecute Gitmo Terrorists In Civilian Federal Courts Just Stinks – UPDATE
There aren’t enough curse words I’ve thought up to describe the Obama administration’s decision to bring KSM and his “Merry Band” of cutthroat terrorists to U.S. soil to stand trial in civilian courts. It is just rotten to the core. Being the cynical jerk that I am, I am in total agreement with Andy McCarthy’s take on why The One and Holder are trying these | Read More »
BREAKING: KSM And Other Gitmo Terrorists Coming To NY For Trial
This is just coming out: Self-proclaimed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other Guantanamo Bay detainees will be sent to New York to face trial in a civilian federal court, an Obama administration official said Friday. The others are Waleed bin Attash, Ramzi Binalshibh, Mustafa Ahmad al-Hawsawi, and Ali Abd al-Aziz Ali. The AP piece explains what the other terrorists are accused of | Read More »
There’s an H1N1 vaccine shortage in the US but do not despair: Gitmo detainees are getting their shots
The H1N1 vaccine has generated some controversy but whatever thoughts you may have on it, one thing is for certain: Americans should have first dibs on the vaccine. Well, the Obama administration doesn’t seem to see it that way. While the country faces a vaccine shortage, the Pentagon will soon ship enough vaccines to Guantanamo to cover those poor, tortured detainees. Terrorism suspects held at | Read More »
“Turning the Jukebox Into An Instrument of Torture”
Since learning that their music was used at high volumes to induce terrorists to cooperate with the US, groups such as Nine Inch Long Nails, R.E.M, Rosanne Cash, Rage Against the Machine, and Pearl Jam are filing FOIAs with the DoD and supporting the closure of Gitmo. REM issued a statement: “We have spent the past 30 years supporting causes related to peace and justice | Read More »
White House still on track for not closing Gitmo.
They’ve got a deadline coming up, but the Democrats are confident that they can let the clock run out without actually closing the facility that they’ve carefully turned into the symbol of all American governmental evil over the last eight years. It’ll require a tremendous amount of baldfaced lying and epic-level hypocrisy, but the Democrats are up to the challenge. They were born for this. | Read More »
Sending a terrorist home to the open arms of his country’s leader?
No, I’m not talking about Scotland, but rather The Curious Case of Mohammed Jawad. Does this look like the face of a 19yo kid who was grabbed off the street at random as an innocent 12yo and then tortured and starved for the past 6-1/2 years, or of a 24yo terrorist who survived 6-1/2 years at Gitmo after being nabbed tossing a grenade at US | Read More »
You be the judge
So just north of Pensacola FL. the principal of Pace HS (public), Frank Lay (pictured) asked the athletic director, Robert Freeman to say a brief blessing an appreciation luncheon for those who helped move toward a new field house. This sort of prayer/blessing is offered every day in our congress. Now, because the principal shortsightedly did something that would have been routine 5-10 yrs ago, | Read More »
Our wacky governor – she’s always looking for a way to balance our state’s out of control budget. This one is brilliant: Michigan has offered to house the Gitmo detainees in an abandoned prison in Standish, Michigan. A twofer! We get to use the jail that Governor Granholm closed to save the state money (The prisoners? Well, we released most of them. It was part | Read More »