Obama Keeps His Promise on Shutting Down GITMO

On his first day at work Obama has kept his promise to close GITMO. While it will take some time because of moving the detainees, the fact that our screams have not fallen on deaf ears is a milestone.

President Obama sent White House Counsel Greg Craig went to Capitol Hill to brief […]

America: A Spectator Sport or Soap Opera

The world wonders what kind of change Obama really intends. Will he be able to really control so many “Clintonistas” in his cabinet? […]

Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Guantanamo Detainees Rights

Finally some humane progress for the Guantanamo detainees. In a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court has struck down the Bush Administrations assertion that detainees have zero rights in U. S. courts. The cases decided today, Boumediene v. Bush and Al Odah v. United States, were brought on behalf of 37 foreigners who remain […]

U.S. On Canadian Torture List

Well it’s that something to be proud of. Just over seven years ago the U.S. was viewed by most countries as a model for peace and prosperity. However, during the disastrous presidency of George W. Bush, we have a failed economy on all levels, and best of all, our pals to the north […]

Blackwater Possible Unlawful Combatants

The possibility of Blackwater falling into the Bush definition of unlawful combatant seems to have some legs among legal experts. If this turns out to be true then members of Blackwater will be no different then the detainees being held in Guantanamo Bay.

It will be interesting to see how the administration […]

Bush; CIA To Comply With Geneva Convention

Now this is stunning.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President George W. Bush, under fire over the treatment of terrorism suspects, has issued new rules to ensure that detention and interrogation by the CIA comply with the Geneva Conventions’ ban on torture.

An executive order from Bush set out how to deal with detainees […]