Obama’s “humane” Guantanamo is a bitter joke

Future of Freedom Foundation
by Andy Worthington

02/23/09

The ‘war on terror’ prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where the majority of the remaining 242 prisoners have been held for seven years without charge or trial, ‘complies with the humanitarian requirements of the Geneva Conventions,’ according to a government official who spoke to the New York Times after reading an 85-page report prepared for President Obama by Adm. Patrick M. Walsh, the vice chief of naval operations. The report was commissioned by the president, on his second day in office, as part of an executive order dealing with the closure of Guantanamo...

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The two faces of Barack Obama

Reason
by Matt Welch

02/25/09

Obama aims to be the president of all Americans, a position that appears to be sincere. But I wonder whether in the process he might also want to consider appointing himself chief executive of his own head. All night long, with equally sonorous vigor, he served up confident assertions, only to state moments later, with equal conviction, their near opposite...

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