“The Bush administration used the criminal justice system to convict more than 300 individuals on terrorism-related charges,” writes Attorney General Eric Holder in a new letter to Republican critics in Congress. The letter is part of the Obama administration's aggressive defense of its decision to grant full American constitutional rights to al Qaeda soldier Umar [...]
With only a cursory mention of the war on terror, three things were conspicuous by their absence in last night’s State of the Union speech: Gitmo, Miranda, and the New York terror trials.
On January 22, 2009, just two days after being sworn in as the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama issued an [...]
Committed left-winger Glenn Greenwald is laying the smack down on President Obama over at Salon.com over his policy reversals on Guantanamo Bay and the prisoners held there. He is provoked by a New York Times report that the Administration is going to indefinitely hold nearly 50 detainees without trial after a task force concluded that [...]
It is time for Eric Holder to go.
Holder’s latest outrage, reported last night on “The O’Reilly Factor”, is his decision to drop a Justice Department investigation into the New Black Panther Party in a case of polling place intimidation. Holder is also stonewalling Congress and the U.S. Civil Rights Commission, who have requested information about the case.
In 2008, the Pentagon estimated that 11 percent of all released Guantanamo Bay (Gitmo) detainees had rejoined militant groups. Last April, the figure had risen to 14 percent. A just released Pentagon report cites a really sobering statistic: 20 percent of all released Gitmo terrorists have returned to their former militant existence.
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President Barack Obama said Tuesday that the United States will halt all transfers of Guantanamo prisoners to Yemen for now, but insisted he is not wavering in his commitment to shut down the prison for terror suspects. “Given the unsettled situation, I’ve spoken to the attorney general and we’ve agreed that we will not be [...]
If you’re trying to kill large numbers of people who are trying to kill you en masse, most people would correctly identify this situation as a war. President Barack Obama knows this, which is why he bristled at former Vice President Dick Cheney’s recent claims that he doesn’t treat our counterterror efforts like a war [...]