Thursday, February 12, 2009

EDITORIAL: Obama's outrageous oversight

"White House Counsel Greg Craig, often seen whispering in the president's ear during question periods, admitted later to Ms. Burlingame that the chief executive was getting the facts of the law wrong during the discussion with the families. Craig asked her if CIPA covers a case in which terrorists defend themselves, noting that 'this is something we hadn't contemplated.' If nothing else, this admission of ignorance is more evidence that the decision to rush ahead with closing Guantanamo and shutting down the military tribunals was ill-conceived, poorly planned, and may ultimately be injurious to our national security. The president may talk a good game about 'swift, certain justice,' but it is becoming clear that justice will not be swift, is highly uncertain, and in the end may not even be just."

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