bo has said military trials will start again and that Gitmo stays open. His leftist friends say nothing. When will they admit President Bush was right? The Bush tax cuts are back. , more drone strikes, military trials and gitmo. What is left of bo's hope and change.
Lorne Gunter: George Bush’s war crime becomes Barack Obama’s footnote
“Hope” and “change” may have been the twin messages of Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, but the pledge that best embodied the central theme was his promise to shutter the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba within one year of taking office.
For the American and international left, Gitmo was the most powerful symbol of everything that was wrong with the Bush presidency and the U.S. war on terrorism. They maintained it was an evil place, where innocent bystanders who had been caught up in America’s imperialist aggression in the Middle East could be held indefinitely, incarcerated without cause and helpless against maltreatment. At Gitmo, the story went, torture was commonplace, defilement of the Koran and Islam were daily occurrences and the military tribunals that would hear suspected terrorists’ cases were rigged against the defendants.
Never mind that most of this was delusional fantasy, Gitmo had to go.