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OBAMA’S BUSY DAY TODAY

Posted by Andrew Roman on January 22, 2009

Guantanamo

Guantanamo

He’s already frozen the pay of the White House staff.

For those keeping score at home, Barack Obama’s second full day as President looks to be at least as eventful.

This is, indeed, the portion of the program where the new President not only starts to rearrange the furniture and hang up vacation plates in his new Pennsylvania Avenue diggs, but where he begins putting his own stamp on the Presidency.

Today, if he sticks to the docket, he’ll be slipping on his “Executive Order” shoes early, breaking out his ball point pen and signing the death warrant of the detention center in Guantanamo Bay, granting it one more year of feeble existence before it closes forever.

According to Fox News:

Under a scenario foreshadowed in the draft orders, some detainees being held at Guantanamo would be released, while others would be transferred elsewhere and later put on trial under terms to be determined. Closing Guantanamo could potentially mean moving the remaining detainees to federal prisons in the U.S., such as the Leavenworth prison in Kansas.

That’s no misprint.

The scenario prescribes that “some detainees at Guantanamo would be released.”

How’s that for a warm and fuzzy thought?

The President’s decision to slice the throat of the Guantanamo Bay facility (ugly pun most definitely intended) means that the options for the remaining vermin being held there include bringing them to the United States for trial (thus granting them the rights of citizens), releasing them to “other nations” to incarcerate, or sending them back where they came from so that they might return to the peaceful lives they were leading before being dragged to Gitmo.

Offering them discounted out-of-state college tuition hasn’t been officially proposed yet, but that, too, may be forthcoming.

It is no wonder the families of 9/11 victims are outraged.

“To me it’s beyond comprehension that they would take the side of the terrorists,” said Peter Gadiel, whose son, James, was killed at the World Trade Center on 9/11. “Many of these people have been released and been right back killing, right back at their terrorist work again.”

Back on January 14th, in an article called “Life After Gitmo,” I wrote:

” … a new revelation from the Pentagon has come to light – namely, that as many as 61 former detainees have returned to terrorist activity after being released.

(jaw hits floor)

I don’t know about you, but I would have guessed the existence of Santa Claus – or clear thinking liberals – to be more of a likely prospect.

Who’d have guessed that upon discharge, the human dregs that made up the population of Gitmo would have returned to the cesspool from whence they came.”

Former Commander Kirk Lippold, who saw seventeen of his sailors murdered when the USS Cole was bombed by suicide terrorists in 2000 said:

“There is no need to suspend [the military tribunals]. There is no reason why [Obama] can’t conduct a concurrent review at the same time that the military commission process is moving forward to render justice for the terrorists that have murdered thousands of people. It demeans their deaths because we seem to be more concerned with the rights of detainees than we are with the justice that is being denied to my sailors that were killed.”

Precisely.

As a side note, Representative Jack Murtha of Pennsylvania says he’d have no problem letting Guantanamo Bay detainees occupy jails in his district if it should come to that.

Of course, if all this Gitmo talk has you bored to tears, don’t fret.

President Obama also intends to reverse what is known as the “Mexico City Policy” – a ban on funding for groups overseas that provide abortions.

From Fox News:

President Obama will issue an executive order on Thursday reversing the Bush administration policy that bans the use of federal dollars by non-governmental organizations that discuss or provide abortions outside of the United States.

Obama will sign the executive order on the 36th anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion in all 50 states.

The policy, known in governmental circles as the “Mexico City policy,” requires any non-governmental organization to agree before receiving U.S. funds that they will “neither perform nor actively promote abortion as a method of family planning in other nations.”

Yes he can.

And just think … The Freedom of Choice Act is still to come.

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2 Responses to “OBAMA’S BUSY DAY TODAY”

  1. First they postponed al-Nashiri who helped to murder our son. And now this. My only hope is that Obama did this for his liberal supporters but will take it no futher after he realizes that its the miliary trials or nothing. But then again if they walk away as free men it would not surprise me either.

  2. First they postponed al-Nashiri who helped to murder our son. And now this. My only hope is that Obama did this for his liberal supporters but will take it no futher after he realizes that its the miliary trials or nothing. But then again if they walk away as free men it would not surprise me either.

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