Why doesn't he just hand over the keys to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue to Ahmadinejad? President Hussein is dismantling every tool, every weapon in our defense arsenal.
This should be splashed on the front page of every soon-to-be-dead news daily. The insanity is explained by AG Holder this way: in developing new policy to govern Islamic terrorists, it is essential we "operate in a manner consistent with our values".
Well, let me state this plainly: this is not consistent with our values. This has no value. There is right and there is wrong. There good and there is evil. There are allies and there are enemies. These are American values. Abdicating our sovereignty to an international Islamic code is suicidal. Who is writing this international law, the OIC?
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration dropped the term "enemy combatant" and incorporated international law on Friday as its basis for holding terrorism suspects at Guantanamo prison while it works to close the facility.
The U.S. Justice Department said it had filed court papers outlining its break from Bush administration detention standards, and said only those who provided "substantial" support to al Qaeda or the Taliban would be considered detainable.
"As we work toward developing a new policy to govern detainees, it is essential that we operate in a manner that strengthens our national security, is consistent with our values, and is governed by law," U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said in a statement.
"The change we've made today meets each of those standards and will make our nation stronger."
They think the American people are complete idiot sheeples.
Instead, the Justice Department said, "It draws on the international laws of war to inform the statutory authority conferred by Congress.
"It provides that individuals who supported al Qaeda or the Taliban are detainable only if the support was substantial. And it does not employ the phrase 'enemy combatant.'"
It said it had told the court that the Obama administration was reviewing its entire detention policy — as part of its plan to close the prison at the U.S. naval base on Guantanamo Bay, Cuba — and further refinements of the policies were possible.
How many of the released Gitmo detainees rejoined the Islamic armies of al qaeda and taleban? We are so screwed.
Previously at Atlas (related):
UPDATE 7:30 pm:
Officials: Taliban's New Top Operations Officer Is Former Guantanamo Bay Detainee (thanks Matthew)
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