The wheels on the bus go round and round…
Where the hell is all this news coming from? PE Obama is getting rid of Gitmo? Actually going to get these men – I think it’s all only men, tried in the US and if they haven’t done anything they will be freed.
There is a lot of chatter and I, for one, would love to see that place closed down – for a multitude of reasons. Will The Patriot Act be next?
WASHINGTON (CNN) — President-elect Barack Obama’s transition team has begun examining what to do with suspected terrorists at the U.S. prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, which Obama has pledged to close, an aide said Monday.
The scenario would eliminate the military commissions set up by the Bush administration to prosecute some of the top al Qaeda figures held at the facility, such as Khalid Sheikh Mohammed — the lead plotter of the September 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington.
The commissions have been delayed for years by legal challenges, and the U.S. Supreme Court ruled an earlier version of them unconstitutional in 2006. In a full-page ad in The New York Times on Monday, the American Civil Liberties Union urged Obama to close Guantanamo Bay on his first day in office, “with the stroke of a pen.”
I don’t think I will be able to keep up!