David Keene of the American Conservative Union, Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform, and former congressman/Libertarian presidential candidate Bob Barr are backing a proposal to send Guantanamo Bay detainees to a prison in Illinois, as well as President Obama’s plan to try terrorism suspects in federal courts. The More…
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To build on Daphne’s point, how can President Obama reconcile these two claims?
The decisions that were made over the last eight years established an ad hoc legal approach for fighting terrorism that was neither effective nor sustainable – a framework that failed to rely on our legal traditions
And we’re off. Here’s President Obama at the National Archives, talking in broad themes about what comes after Guantanamo Bay. Chris Matthews points out that he’s standing in front of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. Will he say anything about preventative detention?
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He says all the right things, doesn’t he? Here’s President Obama from tonight’s speech, on American values, justice and torture:
To overcome extremism, we must also be vigilant in upholding the values our troops defend – because there is no force in the world more powerful than the example of