More Broken Promises: Obama’s Military Commissions, Detainee Photos Betrayal

Kurt Nimmo
May 14, 2009

According to Evan Perez of the Wall Street Journal, the Obama administration is in the process of retooling military commission trials that were conducted for prisoners held in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Perez reports that Obama is struggling “to establish his counter-terrorism policies, balancing security concerns against attempts to alter Bush-administration practices he has harshly criticized.”


Evan Perez of the Wall Street Journal puts a corporate media spin on Obama’s betrayal.

During the election, Obama said Guantanamo should be closed and habeas corpus restored for the detainees. He said the United States should have “developed a real military system of justice that would sort out the suspected terrorists from the accidentally accused.”


In fact, Obama never seriously considered substantially modifying policies of the previous administration, as is now obvious. His opposition to the “counter-terrorism” policies of the Bush neocons during the election was little more than posturing intended to bamboozle anti-war Democrats and those outraged by human rights abuses. Obama continued the policies of his predecessor after the election, much to the chagrin of Democrats and self-described progressives who bought into his “change” rhetoric.

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