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Obama agrees with Bush

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http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/...tc7WwD96FKURG0

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration, siding with the Bush White House, contended Friday that detainees in Afghanistan have no constitutional rights.

In a two-sentence court filing, the Justice Department said it agreed that detainees at Bagram Airfield cannot use U.S. courts to challenge their detention. The filing shocked human rights attorneys.
Well, well, well, what do you know?
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I'm feeling a bit relieved, actually. I expected worse.
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The ACLU is pretty upset. That is always, pretty much of a good thing in my book.
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http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/...tc7WwD96FKURG0



Well, well, well, what do you know?
I honestly don't see why the attorney's find it so shocking. This and Guantanamo Bay are two different situations. Gitmo is a US Naval Installation under long term lease, basically US property, while facilities in Afghanistan are advanced combat operations bases. Not the same animals by a long shot.
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I honestly don't see why the attorney's find it so shocking. This and Guantanamo Bay are two different situations. Gitmo is a US Naval Installation under long term lease, basically US property, while facilities in Afghanistan are advanced combat operations bases. Not the same animals by a long shot.
Yes, I think there is a difference in "landlords" alright! I can understand why Human Rights activists are dismayed, though
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Let them be dismayed. I have no sympathy for terrorists or their associates (ie-Taliban).
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Let them be dismayed. I have no sympathy for terrorists or their associates (ie-Taliban).

I second that.
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Let them be dismayed. I have no sympathy for terrorists or their associates (ie-Taliban).
I completely agree. The attorneys can be dismayed, because in reality, all it is doing to them is cutting them off from an additional source of income.

Now, as for being shocked as it said in the article; the only people that will be shocked are those that kept up the unceasing election campaign agitprop that Obama would "release all the bad guys".
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Now, as for being shocked as it said in the article; the only people that will be shocked are those that kept up the unceasing election campaign agitprop that Obama would "release all the bad guys".


And also those that weren't listening to Obama when he claimed that there is far more common ground than what the partisan politics in our country seem to indicate.

He was president of Harvard Law Review. Do you think he doesn't understand law?
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