The Obama administration, siding with the Bush White House, contended Friday that detainees in Afghanistan have no constitutional rights. 1
Obama made some leftists mad.
"The hope we all had in President Obama to lead us on a different path has not turned out as we'd hoped," said Tina Monshipour Foster, a human rights attorney representing a detainee at the Bagram Airfield. "We all expected better." 1
"They've now embraced the Bush policy that you can create prisons outside the law," said Jonathan Hafetz, an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union who has represented several detainees. 1I have personal trepidations about Pres. Obama and national security issues. And, why not? His history is linked to leftist philosophies and Islamo-fascist apologists. But, give Obama credit on this one.
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1. Obama admin. backs Bush: No constitutional rights for detainees at Afghanistan base