Obama Asserts “We Will Not Sacrifice Liberties” Due to September 11; Reality Begs to Differ

By: Saturday September 11, 2010 8:23 am

The President’s statement at the Pentagon on September 11 mirrored in many ways his impromptu statement at yesterday’s press conference against Islamophobia and being captured by fear. Let me quote at length (I’ve taken a paragraph out of this, but I’ll return to it). Our remembrance today also requires a certain reflection. As a nation, [...]

75% of All Guantanamo Habeas Cases Have Led to an Order for Release

By: Friday July 9, 2010 9:05 am

Carol Rosenberg is back on the beat at Guantanamo. You’ll recall she was banned from the island prison for failing to comply with Pentagon ground rules over naming a witness in a military commission trial. Joshua Claus, the witness, has been publicly identified for years as an interrogator at Guantanamo and has been convicted of [...]

CAP Report Calls For Postponement Of Gitmo Closure

By: Wednesday November 11, 2009 12:02 pm

There is perhaps no organization in Washington with a closer relationship to the White House than the Center for American Progress. Its President and CEO, John Podesta, co-chaired President Obama’s transition team, and dozens of former staffers have taken positions in the executive branch. When they put out a report, you can at least guess [...]

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