Thursday, May 14, 2009

Obama Considers ... The Unthinkable (for the left)

The Obama administration is weighing plans to detain some terror suspects on U.S. soil -- indefinitely and without trial -- as part of a plan to retool military commission trials that were conducted for prisoners held in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.



The proposal being floated with members of Congress is another indication of President Barack Obama's struggles to establish his counter-terrorism policies, balancing security concerns against attempts to alter Bush-administration practices he has harshly criticized.



I expect there to be a large outcry over this issue, if this stands. Accusations of Obama being a "flip-flopper" from his opponents on the right, and cries of "caving-in" and returning to the "failed policies of the past" from the left.



I'm going to give Obama props on this one. It looks to me like he may be taking seriously the reality that the "terrorists" (if we can still call them that) that are being held are REALLY BAD GUYS and present a threat to our country. At the same time, we may not have enough legal evidence to hold up in a "regular jury trial" where all the rules of evidence come into play, unless they would simply confess to who they really are and what they've done.



There have been a number of times that, by his actions, Obama has said (in effect) that Bush was right on several issues related to Iraq, Afghanistan, Guantanamo, and terrorism. Of course, the media has not played it that way, and never will.



Let's hope Obama gets it right on issues of national security. If he does not, then all of the decisions made on the economy, health care, infrastructure and other issues will be moot.

1 comments:

fuzzys dad May 15, 2009 at 8:32 AM  

Now the left gets really shrill.

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