Barack Hussein Obama Drops Charges Agianst Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, al-Qaida Suspect in the 2000 USS Cole bombing
REPREHENSIBLE!!! CHARGES DROPPED.
Barack Hussein Obama’s executive order which mandates that the military commissions be halted at Gitmo has paved the way for charges to dropped against Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, an al-Qaida suspect in the 2000 USS Cole bombing. Far be it that we let a “symbol” like Gitmo get in the way of charges against an enemy of America.
The Pentagon’s senior judge overseeing terror trials at Guantanamo Bay dropped charges Thursday against an al-Qaida suspect in the 2000 USS Cole bombing, upholding President Barack Obama’s order to freeze military tribunals there. The charges against suspected al-Qaida bomber Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri marked the last active Guantanamo war crimes case.
The legal move by Susan J. Crawford, the top legal authority for military trials at Guantanamo, brings all cases into compliance with Obama’s Jan. 22 executive order to halt terrorist court proceedings at the U.S. Navy base in Cuba.
Once again we have a Democratic administration that has no idea how to handle terrorism. That’s it President Obama, let’s give terrorist criminal trials in the US and afford them all the liberties of a US citizen rather than military tribunals at GITMO. Heaven forbid we must allow the military commission process to go forward.
The ruling also gives the White House time to review the legal cases of all 245 terror suspects held there and decide whether they should be prosecuted in the U.S. or released to other nations.
Obama was expected to meet with families of Cole and 9/11 victims at the White House on Friday afternoon to announce the move.
Oh but wait, this will make President Barack Hussein Obama’s decision on dealing with Gitmo terrorists much better. I am sure family victims of terrorism want to hear you nuance your way through this cluster. The Obamamessiah is going to will meet with victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and the USS Cole bombing and their families as his administration reviews how to handle detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. More useless talk from “The One” as he endangers America and Americans. Barack Obama is proving everyone correct who had called him naive during the Presidential campaign.
The White House said in a statement that Obama “wants to talk with these families about resolving the issues involved with closing Guantanamo Bay — while keeping the safety and security of the American people as his top priority.”
Obama has been assailed by conservative critics who say the decision to close the facility within a year will lead to putting many of those terrorists back on the street.
The president has defended that decision, saying that closing the facility will make the country safer by putting an end to one of the most controversial symbols of U.S. efforts to fight terrorism, including the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He said that symbol has helped terrorist groups to recruit new volunteers.
Barack Obama did take the following oath didn’t he? Michelle Malkin seems to have the same concerns regarding national security, “While President Doom wallows in the politics of fear to salvage the failing stimulus behemoth, a national security mess looms”.
I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
Are the charges being dropped temporarily? So they say. However, these trials were already going forward. It is almost as if Barack Obama is giving zero consideration to victims families of terrorism. How Presidential.
UPDATE II: The Corner simply calls Obama’s actions distressing … Are we back to September 10, 2001?
UPDATE III: Obama Meets with US Cole Families
Imagine this, meeting with families of terrorism to tell them that he, The Obamamessiah, is worried about detainees not getting their day in court. Could you imagine? BS’ing these families with cute persuasive speeches is not the answer. Prolonging these people’s misery and playing with their emotions is a dangerous path that Obama is taking. The time for talk and speeches is over.
Some of the victims’ relatives said they welcomed Obama’s gesture. Still, they aren’t entirely convinced that his decision to close the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, facility, where terrorism suspects are being detained, and halt legal action on their cases is the right thing to do.
Obama has expressed concerns about the fact that detainees have been held for years without trial. He has signed an executive order to close the facility within a year while the administration reviews other options for seeing that the detainees get their day in court.
President Obama, the campaign is over, it’s time for you to do your job in Washington, DC. It’s time to face the music for your political decisions, not run from them.
Asked if the president is already starting to feel cooped up, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs smiled and said: “Safe to say.”
“Look, you know, some of you have covered him and some of you haven’t,” Gibbs told reporters in his daily briefing on Friday. “But he’s a bit of a restless soul.”