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In the first hours of his presidency, President Obama directed an immediate halt to the Bush administration’s military commissions system for prosecuting detainees at the detention center at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.
Later this week, the new administration is expected to issue an executive order that is to start what could be a long process of closing the detention camp, where about 245 detainees remain.
President Obama introduced his first executive orders today. In addition to a senior staff pay freeze, he imposed tough new restrictions on lobbying within his administration. The new rules are aimed at stopping the "revolving door" of lobbyists into and out of the administration.
Originally posted by sos37
What did you expect? This is the first hundred days whitewash. He knows all eyes are on whatever he's doing and scrutinizing his every move. Give him time to settle into office and people to get back to business as usual and we'll start to see the real Barack Obama - just a typical politician breaking typical campaign promises. He'll be under criminal investigation inside of a year.
WRONG, sir. SOME of Bush's decisions have yielded results UNDESIRABLE to the majority of the people. Definately not all of his decisions. SOME of his decisions yielded quite FAVORABLE results as shown in the Executive Orders above. Are you not capable of giving a man credit where it's due? Or does that bit of humanity escape you?
Get off the ALL OR NOTHING bandwagon.