Obama Restarts Guantanamo Trials

GitmoEntranceThe Washington Post reports:

President Barack Obama approved Monday the resumption of military trials for detainees at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, ending a two-year ban.

It was the latest acknowledgement that the detention facility Obama had vowed to shut down within a year of taking office will remain open for some time to come. But even while announcing a resumption of military commission trials, Obama reaffirmed his support for trying terror suspects in U.S. federal courts – something that’s met vehement resistance on Capitol Hill.

“I strongly believe that the American system of justice is a key part of our arsenal in the war against al-Qaida and its affiliates, and we will continue to draw on all aspects of our justice system – including Article III courts – to ensure that our security and our values are strengthened,” the president said in a statement.

[Continues at The Washington Post]

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  • dirtyjohnny

    As long as there’s no conspicuous orange couture gracing idiot boxes near you, hang ‘em high. Or waterboard ‘em low, as it were…

    Hope is for pussies.

  • dirtyjohnny

    As long as there’s no conspicuous orange couture gracing idiot boxes near you, hang ‘em high. Or waterboard ‘em low, as it were…

    Hope is for pussies.