O, no! I’m losing hope…

I was heartened when one of the first moves Obama made after taking office was to put into motion the closing of Gitmo, with the underlying presumption of finally putting these people on trial for their crimes. Over the weekend, though, things took a change for the worse. Now instead of holding suspects without bail or trial for years on an Army base in Cuba, we’re going to hold suspects without bail or trial for a “prolonged” period of time on U.S. soil. I’m deeply disappointed in the man I helped elect. I was hoping an end to the Bush era would also be an end to unconstitutional detaiment of suspects without trial. But I guess once the government successfully robs the people of their rights, it’s loathe to return those rights…

“such detention is a hallmark of abusive systems that we have historically criticized around the world.”
— Senator Russ Feingold

“If they cannot be convicted, then you release them. That’s what it means to have a justice system.”
— Jameel Jaffer, ACLU

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  • Christer  On May 26, 2009 at 10:02 am

    All politicians are the same. Just different faces to the same bullshit.

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