Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Obama breaks promises on military tribunals, Guantanamo prison and indefinite suspensions

The Obama administration announced Monday that it will resume using military tribunals to try suspected terrorists held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, but officials said they're not giving up on trials in civilian courts and are still considering their options for trying 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other accused 9/11 plotters.

President Barack Obama also signed an executive order for the U.S. to continue indefinite detentions of suspects without trial, a move strongly opposed by civil rights groups and some congressional Democrats.


Only one year ago, Obama was still describing these Bush policies as "failures", "set backs to our efforts to fight terrorism", "undermining our most basic values" and "making us less safe".

Who's "shredding the Constitution" now?

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