Thursday, January 22, 2009

Obama Signs the Orders Regarding GITMO, Harsh Interrogations and Secret prisons....


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This Morning, in the past hour President Obama signed The Orders that state that GITMO and other Secret Prisons ( black prisons) will close within the year. The orders also END harsh Interrogation Techniques and restore and acknowledge the Geneva Conventions ( In the Post below I have linked the draft, and I will also link it to the title here). In the Draft it reinstitutes proper trials and Habeus Corpus. I will post more as it becomes available.
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More Articles on GITMO Closure::::
Read the DRAFT Document here about GITMO Closure, Please note that it acknowledges the Geneva Conventions...and yes, it RESTORES Habeus Corpus...really. 5 Pages.
How BBC reported it.
AP reports World Reaction and UN Reaction.
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6PM update:::
It is interesting in Foreign papers they are mentioning that CIA Black Prisons will be shuttered as well, the Guardian explores this issue closer.
UPDATE 1.23.09:::
This morning's NYT had about Reversing Bush's orders....
More reaction this am video:

McClatchy Newspapers has been doing a series on on how Gitmo and other prisons have held the WRONG men.....

More in Gitmo post below....

15 comments:

Annette said...

And NO LOOPHOLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

enigma4ever said...

and I am looking at this photo...and unlike Bush years.....NO Military brass there...hmmm....yet I think the Military and CIA wanted these orders too....

Annette said...

They are all retired military.. there used to be a youtube of them on the old Obama website that was them talking about torture and how wrong it was... I don't know if I could still find it or not. And yes, it is all the black sites around the world... just makes me happy...lol

enigma4ever said...

ahhh retired military...excellent...good...( yeah- BBC and Guardian both mentioned the black sites as well..our media is too stupid to fully report)...

yeah...I am pretty happy about it too..

enigma4ever said...

( to be honest I think Bush just loved having Brass there and uniforms and that made him feel more manly...)

enigma4ever said...

Paul Eaton, retired military was on with Keith...and he too said that many of them had been working with Obama but also the Human Rights Watch to try to have a path to this resolution...

enigma4ever said...

yeah on Rachel they did explain they are retired Military....excellent...

Sewmouse said...

I wonder how many of these men retired or "resigned" because they could not in good conscience coninue to follow orders from Criminal Bush?

thepoetryman said...

Yes He Did!

Larry said...

The Repugs can't seem to imagine a life with torture and they refuse to envision an economy without Depression.

enigma4ever said...

Larry::
welcome...long time no see...hmm, about the Repugs...I have a theory they are going through Shrub Withdrawl....they can't cope with New Rules..Real Rules...and laws....( I mean the first day he signed Ethics orders and FOIA laws...)

TPM:::
yup....he sure did...and did it within the first 100 hours and with Everyone watching...

Sewmouse:::
that is a very very good question.....

Omnipotent Poobah said...

HUZZAH!

enigma4ever said...

Hey Poobah....
( hey I tried to leave a comment at Area 51...and had troubles...so good to see you ;-)

exciting times eh?

modernemama said...

I think I saw my MIL in the video. Thanks for sharing

enigma4ever said...

Modernmama...
I think you meant the dance video in the above post ? I bet that was it...