"It's not that our liberal friends are ignorant. It's just that they know so much that isn't so." -Ronald Reagan

Friday, January 23, 2009

So much for the war on terror?

By making changes so quickly and clearly in regards to the war on terror after taking office, Mr. Obama is sending signals to the terrorists. I think the message is, 'we're going to try the wimp tactic'. Gee, it's working so well in Great Britain and Europe.

Obama moves to overhaul 'war on terror' practices
In three executive orders signed Thursday, he departs sharply from Bush's policies on Guantanamo, CIA prisons, and harsh interrogation tactics...

Bush's 'War' On Terror Comes to a Sudden End
By Dana Priest
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, January 23, 2009; Page A01
President Obama yesterday eliminated the most controversial tools employed by his predecessor against terrorism suspects. With the stroke of his pen, he effectively declared an end to the "war on terror," as President George W. Bush had defined it, signaling to the world that the reach of the U.S. government in battling its enemies will not be limitless...

Why the Gitmo policies may not change
There may be less than meets the eye to the executive orders President Obama issued yesterday to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay and prohibit the torture of prisoners in American custody. Those pronouncements may sound dramatic and unequivocal, but experts predict that American policy towards detainees could remain for months or even years pretty close to what it was as President Bush left office...

Obama’s Decision to Close Gitmo Called ‘Dangerous and Irresponsible’
(CNSNews.com) - President Barack Obama on Thursday is expected to sign an executive order that would close the Guantanamo Bay detention center with one year. Criticism of Obama’s executive order began even before he signed it.

Sorting out Guantanamo detainees
Obama has ordered a thorough review of pending terror cases.

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