The Obama administration has appealed a ruling, a district court ruling that granted some military prisoners at Bagram Air Base outside Kabul, Afghanistan the right to file lawsuits questioning their detention.
Last week, Judge John D. Bates granted limited Habeas Corpus rights to three of the four detainees involved in the case. Along with the appeal, the Justice Department, also asked the judge not to proceed with this ruling citing the governments claim that Supreme Court has yet to extend a constitutional right to Habeas Corpus hearings for all detainees, wherever they may be held around the world. The Judges ruling clearly shows his belief, that the government’s claim of the federal courts having no jurisdiction there has no merit.
Tina Foster, the executive director of the International Justice Network, which is representing the detainees, condemned the decision in a statement.
“Though he has made many promises regarding the need for our country to rejoin the world community of nations, by filing this appeal, President Obama has taken on the defense of one of the Bush administration’s unlawful policies founded on nothing more than the idea that might makes right,” she said.
I side with the Justice Department and the Obama Administration on this one! Hence President Obama continues to look a lot like George W. Bush… when he’s not trying his damndest to emulate Carter!
If the Judges ruling is overturned, and not re-overturned, Obama will be able to capture and detain prisoners at Bagram Air Base for the duration of the war in Afghanistan.
Let me repeat, for those on the left that beat GWB about the head and neck with this crap for years… If the Judges ruling is overturned, and not re-overturned, Obama will be able to capture and detain prisoners at Bagram Air Base for the duration of the war in Afghanistan.
This action would validate a detention facility outside the purview of American courts, in theater – just the way it should be!!!
This shows that Obama and his administration, despite the rhetoric about Gitmo, believe they have the power and the right to detain enemy combatants to determine their status or detain bad actors for the duration of the war!
I don’t know about you but that looks a lot like George W. Bush to me!!!