October 21, 2009

WE CLOSED GITMO...THAT'S CLUB OBAMA...:

Obama must shift focus off Guantánamo: The new White House should use the president's credibility abroad, while he still has it, to focus attention on the underlying questions related to detention and terrorism prevention. (Juan Carlos Zarate, October 21, 2009, CS Monitor)

Come Jan. 2010, if Guantánamo remains open, and this looks increasingly likely, the president's credibility among Congress, the American people, and the international community would be weakened.

Even worse, the legal and policy questions surrounding how to hold detainees legitimately in the war on Al Qaeda and its allies – a formulation the president uses intentionally – would remain muddled. The international focus would remain on the closure of Guantánamo.


Just change the name and pretend.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 21, 2009 4:28 PM
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