Obama May Detain Terror Suspects Indefinitely

Apparently the only change in the new administration’s policies for detaining terror suspects is location:

The Obama administration is weighing plans to detain some terror suspects on U.S. soil — indefinitely and without trial — as part of a plan to retool military commission trials that were conducted for prisoners held in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Also fun is how Mr. Obama is apparently completely above the rule of law:

On Wednesday, the president reversed a recent administration decision to release photos showing purported abuse of prisoners at U.S. military facilities in Iraq and Afghanistan. Mr. Obama cited concern that releasing the pictures could endanger U.S. troops. Mr. Obama ordered government lawyers to pull back an earlier court filing promising to release hundreds of photos by month’s end as part a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union.

So…wait…you said in court that you’d release the photos because the ACLU brought suit. Since when is not doing what you said you’d do in court acceptable? I’m fairly certain that if I agreed in court to do something I would get in rather a lot of trouble for not doing it. However, the president is probably right when he says that revealing what we’ve been up to in our military facilities could endanger our troops: it’s called blowback.

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