The Obama Administration And Indefinite Detentions

Looks like I was onto something when I said the Obama’s administration is using the same legal justification as George Bush’s to detain ’suspected war criminals’. Remember when we elected Barack Obama on promises to end torture and close Guantanamo Bay, but then when Obama was elected, he decided it would be a lot easier to just keep pursuing Bush’s policies? Because I do:

The Obama administration said in court papers Friday that it intends to continue to detain an Afghan prisoner being held at Guantanamo Bay despite the fact that the only known evidence against him in a habaeas corpus lawsuit he filed against the government was obtained through torture.

Justice Department attorneys told a federal court judge last week it wasn’t going to rely upon that evidence to justify his indefinite imprisonment…

Read the entire article from The Public Record on the Obama administrations efforts to legally justify the indefinite detention of ‘terror suspects’, even if they have no evidence.

See Also: Terrorism trials should be held in US federal courts, Judge Admonishes DOJ Over Handling of Gitmo Detainee’s Habeas Challenge, Their Own Private Guantánamo, President Obama, Delayer In Chief, Obama task force backs indefinite detention without trial, and Prisons in Afghanistan.

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  1. Hanlon says:

    Ever get the feeling Obama isn’t confident enough in himself or his support to actually clamp down and get shit done?

  2. alec says:

    Mostly the feeling I get is that Obama’s main priority is seeing his own face on television everyday.

  3. public court record search…

    I have the same opinion as yours on this. What you said is true….

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