Obama’s Iron Fist
On first taking possession of the Oval Office, Barack Obama appeared to be restoring basic Constitutional rights annulled by the Bush-Cheney regime. The President pledged to soon close the detention facility at Guantanamo, where alleged terrorists were sent to be held indefinitely outside American rule of law. And with a special dramatic tribute to our Founders, Obama shut down the CIA’s notorious “black sites”—from which emerged horror stories of prisoners being brutally interrogated far beyond our borders and the reach of our judicial system.
This former professor of Constitutional law even promised to let suspected terrorists be tried in our civilian courts. Characteristically, Obama actually had no intention of fulfilling any of his vows to uphold the Constitution.
To put it plainly, once elected and reelected, Barack Obama is the law. He never ceases finding new ways to add to his regal powers. How many realize that the President is showing utter disregard for the reason why our Founders routed King George III? This Presidential ploy is described in the Associated Press article “Did Obama Swap ‘Black’ Detention Sites for Ships?”
Eileen Sullivan reported: “Instead of sending suspected terrorists to Guantanamo Bay or secret CIA ‘black sites’ for interrogation, the Obama Administration is questioning terrorists for as long as it takes aboard U.S. naval vessels. And it’s doing it in a way that preserves the government’s ability to ultimately prosecute the suspects in civilian courts.”