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WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama approved Monday the resumption of military trials for detainees at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, ending a two-year ban.
It was the latest acknowledgment that the detention facility Obama had vowed to shut down within a year of taking office will remain open for some time to come.
“I strongly believe that the American system of justice is a key part of our arsenal in the war against al-Qaida and its affiliates, and we will continue to draw on all aspects of our justice system — including Article III courts — to ensure that our security and our values are strengthened,” the president said in a statement. Article III courts are military commissions.
Originally posted by butcherguy
He obviously considers his campaign promises to be quite sacred.
You are right on the money as far as Obama and Bush go. I am waiting for Obama to pull off a latex mask, a'la Mission Impossible, and we have GW Bush standing there!