Sunday, February 22, 2009

A Ford, Not a Lincoln?

Today is Monday, 23 February 2009.

One of the central uncertainties about Obama during the campaign was his actual foreign policy stance: would he reveal himself as just another liberal-at-home-but-frequently-imperialist-abroad Democrat?

The answer seemed to gain focus when he appointed Robert M. Gates to continue as Secretary of War. Gates, a career CIA thug who was up to his eyeballs in the Iran-Contra crimes, and Director of Central Intelligence under H. W. Bush, was touted as a choice of continuity. Continuity of what: incompetence, failure, and crime? Why not Rumsfeld or Cheney, also experienced Secretaries of War?

Now, consider “Exhibits A- ”.

These noncitizens of the USA/USE, “captured” (i.e., kidnapped) off USA/USE soil by the USA/USE military, and detained off USA/USE soil, were labeled by the W. Bush regime as “enemy combatants”.

The W. Bush regime argued in federal courts that “Exhibits A- ” have no right to any access to USA/USE courts, including to contest their labeling and confinement, and may be imprisoned without any rights, for any period, including forever, at the pleasure of the President.

On Friday, the Obama regime Department of “Justice” agreed: “Having considered the matter, the government adheres to its previously articulated position”.

Everyone, whether citizen or not, kidnapped and imprisoned any government, deserves the basic human right of a day in an impartial and just court, wherein that government must prove its case beyond reasonable doubt. Obama would do well to recall that the USA/USE is signatory to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

But perhaps, to Obama, “Exhibits A- “ are not human beings, but no more than slaves.

Have we indeed elected, to borrow a phrase from former President Jerry, a Ford, not a Lincoln?



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