Obama Upsets Amnesty International

Barack Obama has broken one promise after another. On the issue of transparency alone he has broken his word a number of times. He will never be transparent as long as his birth certificate is sequestered as he spends millions to keep it that way.

Obama was a darling to the America hating crowd when he was a candidate because he said what they wanted to hear and he told them time and again that Bush was wrong about one thing or another. When he took office he left in place some of the things Bush had enacted because things look a lot different when you are on the inside.

One of the things Obama has worked on is closing Gitmo and stopping military tribunals. He has announced the closing of Gitmo but is running into the same problems Bush did; where to send the inmates. He put a halt to the tribunals but is now starting them back up and this has made the folks at Amnesty International very unhappy.

President Obama is reinstating the same deeply-flawed military commissions that in June 2008 he called an ‘enormous failure.’ In one swift move, Obama both backtracks on a major campaign promise to change the way the United States fights terrorism and undermines the nation’s core respect for the rule of law by sacrificing due process for political expediency. Common Dreams

I have no problem with the tribunals and want the criminals at Gitmo to be held accountable for their acts. They are enemies of this country and they should be dealt with as such. Try them and then dispense with them according to the results of the trial.

However, I am not one of the folks Obama made his promise to though I heard him discuss how Bush had this all wrong and how he would do it differently.

Looks like the folks at AI were paying attention as well because they are clear in their disgust with Obama’s broken promise.

Change you can believe in. Right.

Big Dog

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One Response to “Obama Upsets Amnesty International”

  1. Blake says:

    The only reason Skinny B and his posse have broken their promise to AI, was that the ensuing fight would have been distracting to his agenda, and he knows, what with Pelosi’s mouth, and Biden’s mouth, and all the dirt conservatives are digging up on Liberals, B only has a limited window of opportunity here to make us into the Socialist workers paradise he sees.
    He neither wants nor needs distractions that get in his way- just distractions that can confuse and deflect criticism.