Daily Archives: January 17, 2009

Barry has trouble keeping his campaign lies, er promises, straight

Jan 13, 2009 Times Online: “Barack Obama is to issue an executive order declaring the closure of the Guant√°namo Bay prison camp on his first day in office next week, aides to the President-elect said today.”

January 11, 2009: STEPHANOPOULOS: You also agreed on Guantanamo when you say you want to shut it down. You say you’re still going to shut it down. Is it turning out to be harder than you expected, will you get that done in the first 100 days?

OBAMA: It is more difficult than I think a lot of people realize and we are going to get it done but part of the challenge that you have is that you have a bunch of folks that have been detained, many of whom who may be very dangerous who have not been put on trial or have not gone through some adjudication. And some of the evidence against them may be tainted even though it’s true. And so how to balance creating a process that adheres to rule of law, habeas corpus, basic principles of Anglo American legal system, by doing it in a way that doesn’t result in releasing people who are intent on blowing us up.

STEPHANOPOULOS: So not necessarily first 100 days.

OBAMA: That’s a challenge. I think it’s going to take some time

January 16, 2009: ¬†“In a wide-ranging 70-minute interview with Washington Post reporters and editors, the president-elect pledged quick action on the Middle East once he takes office, promised to support voting rights for D.C. residents, and said he will consider it a failure if he has not closed the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by the end of his first term in office.”

Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech?

Steven Joseph Christopher, in three postings to http://www.alien-earth.org/, said he planned to assassinate Obama in Washington “as a sacrificial lamb,” the department said in a statement. Continue reading