Lesser Evil: Obama’s continuity [of Bush Policies] praised

“For example, the American policies on renditions — the same. The American policies of taking the fight to the enemy, taking the leadership off the battlefield, continues. Indefinite detention of detainees continues. Military commissions continue to be in effect. “State secrets has been invoked as much by President Obama’s administration as by President Bush’s administration […]

Green Party urges widespread antiwar protests on the day President Obama accepts his Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo

Green Party leaders expressed puzzlement and outrage over the decision to award President Obama the Nobel Peace Prize, and urged widespread demonstrations against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to take place in Oslo, Washington, and other cities on the day Mr. Obama picks up his prize in Oslo. “The chief difference between President Obama […]

Judge orders release of young Gitmo detainee

First the ACLU press release – which focuses on legal precedent and their victory in winning the case. Then, excerpt from a Washington Post story which notes that the detainee may have been as young as 12 years old when he was detained. an ACLU press release: Judge Orders Release Of Guantánamo Detainee Mohammed Jawad […]