Another Obama attack on civil liberties
by martinlomasney, Mon Apr 13, 2009 at 07:57:44 PM EDT
Obama's DOJ is now appealing a ruling that 3rd country nationals who are transported to Bagram airport in Afghanistan can file habeus corpus.
On June 17, 2008, Obama said without qualification that the prisoners at Guantanomo DID have the right to file habeus corpus peitions.
So why is Bagram different from Guantanomo?
Combine this with the FISA vote, the recent claim of sovereign immunity and state secrets in the telecom eavesdropping case and one can reasonbly conclude that this President doesn't believe in civil liberties or the Bill of Rights.
Add that to Larry Summer's unmitigated determination to bail out his friends, the bankers, at the expense of the taxpayers; the preclusion of a single payer health reform; the apparent dropping of the public health plan option; the refusal to pursue war crimes trials; the failure to end don't ask don't tell; the lack of administration support for card check; and I'm being to regret working and voting for this guy.