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Sanity Prevails at White House on Detainee Treatment

Posted By Conn Carroll On February 11, 2009 @ 4:52 pm In Security | Comments Disabled

Remember when those [1] on the left [2] kept saying it would be the end of American democracy as we know it if the military had the authority to indefinitely detain suspected terrorists?

Well now that President Barack Obama is in power his two top legal appointees have both affirmed President George Bush’s position on the matter. The Los Angeles Times reports [3]:

Harvard Law Dean Elena Kagan, President Obama’s choice to represent his administration before the Supreme Court, told a key Republican senator Tuesday that she believed the government could hold suspected terrorists without trial as war prisoners.

She echoed comments by Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. during his confirmation hearing last month. Both agreed that the United States was at war with Al Qaeda and suggested the law of war allows the government to capture and hold alleged terrorists without charges.

For a thorough, detailed, and honest assessment of all the issues surrounding detainee treatment please visit our Detention of the Enemy During Wartime [4] site.


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[1] those: http://www.americanprogressaction.org/issues/2007/moral_authority.html

[2] on the left: http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/2007/07/padlock-muslim-.html

[3] reports: http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-solicitor-general11-2009feb11,0,7158432.story

[4] Detention of the Enemy During Wartime: http://www.heritage.org/research/nationalsecurity/enemydetention/

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