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Obama’s all-powerful, unfailing, super cereal executive orders

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From an executive order dated January 20, 2009:

Sec. 3. Closure of Detention Facilities at Guantánamo. The detention facilities at Guantánamo for individuals covered by this order shall be closed as soon as practicable, and no later than 1 year from the date of this order. If any individuals covered by this order remain in detention at Guantánamo at the time of closure of those detention facilities, they shall be returned to their home country, released, transferred to a third country, or transferred to another United States detention facility in a manner consistent with law and the national security and foreign policy interests of the United States.

I am glad Obama realized the error of this order when he was (presumably) confronted with reality– and that the executive order has not typically been employed to rule by fiat– but maybe Bart Stupak should have taken that into account before selling his soul for an executive order.

Written by Moog Rogue

March 23rd, 2010 at 5:25 pm

Robert Gibbs: Close Guantanamo because Al-Qaeda “recruiting videos have used the prison”

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Via Jake Tapper:

I will say this. I have seen some far crazier comments today — comments from people like John Boehner. Here’s what I would suggest for John Boehner. Call up Leon Panetta or Denny Blair at the CIA or the director of national intelligence. Ask them if he can come down and watch a video put out by Al Qaida senior leadership like — the names that we recognize, (Ayman al-) Zawahiri. Thirty-two times since 2001 and four times this year alone, senior Al Qaida leadership in recruiting videos have used the prison at Guantanamo Bay as a clarion call to bring extremists from around the world to join their effort.

Let me get this straight. The idea is that because they hate something we do and they use it in their propaganda, we should cease doing it?

But why stop at the prison at Guantanamo Bay (which after all is only being relocated)? They seem to really hate infidels, too– I’d institute a non-voluntary conversion of all Americans to Islam.  And the ensuing Inquisition? Sounds like jobs to me!

Written by Moog Rogue

December 16th, 2009 at 10:01 am

From Guantanamo to Illinois

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Political statement, fulfilled campaign promise, and job stimulus?  What a win for Obama!

It looks like the administration has managed to combine the closure of Guantanamo with pork for Illinois.  Supposedly the re-opening of the prison would create 3,000 jobs Obama’s favorite state.  Way to go, guys…

Hopefully the law of unintended consequences won’t strike again.  And again, and again.

Written by MikeM

November 16th, 2009 at 7:45 pm