Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Can you guess what website posted this?

On the Binyam Mohamed Case:

"...“Why the heck is President Obama protecting torturers?” <name redacted> writes, “Obama fails his first test on civil liberties and accountability — resoundingly and disgracefully.”

What makes this particularly appalling and inexcusable is that Senate Democrats had long vehemently opposed the use of the “state secrets” privilege in exactly the way that the Bush administration used it in this case, even sponsoring legislation to limits its use and scope.  Yet here is Obama, the very first chance he gets, invoking exactly this doctrine in its most expansive and abusive form to prevent torture victims even from having their day in court, on the ground that national security will be jeopardized."

So who wrote it?  Answer tomorrow or acknowledged in the comments.

In any case, it looks like the "Change Bus" ran off the road in just 22 days.

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