Friday, March 11, 2011

WSJ: Obama Gitmo Policy 'Ratifies Bush'

Now this is sweet. The Wall Street Journal has a nice op-ed that shows that the Obama Administration has now 'ratified' the Guantanamo Bay policy of his predecessor. For all of the talk in 2008 and before about the Guantanamo Bay prison being a "gulag," a Democratic president now appears fit to run it.

The real news here is the final repudiation of Attorney General Eric Holder's attempt to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and other 9/11 plotters as criminal defendants on U.S. soil. The killers at Guantanamo will now be brought to justice via a process that the President once depicted as akin to the Ministry of Love in "1984." On the campaign trail in 2008, Mr. Obama claimed that Mr. Bush "runs prisons which lock people away without ever telling them why they're there or what they're charged with."


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