Obama Is For “Preventive Detention”?

In a national security speech Obama indicated that some detainees at  Guantanamo who cannot be prosecuted would pose a risk to the U.S. if they were to be released.  Thus for these detainees our president stated favoring “preventive detention”.  Obama did not state the reasons these detainees could not be prosecuted, but a reasonable assumption would be that they were tortured.  I would sure like to see the evidence that torture worked, so that we might feel better about being in this legally ugly double-bind.

iggy donnelly



Filed under Addington, Cheney, Crimes, Diplomacy, Enhanced Interrogations, Obama, Political Reform, Republicans, torture, World Politics

5 responses to “Obama Is For “Preventive Detention”?

  1. No matter how bitter it may seem, we as a nation need to do what America stands for.
    This is not American.
    Even if you suspect a man may return to fighting us, we have no right to hold him without evidence.
    Rationalizing doing anything less is a win for terrorism.

  2. lilacluvr

    Is Obama letting the military powers-to-be dictate to him about the don’t ask, don’t tell policy and now this preventive detention?

    How can we condemn North Korea for holding those two women journalists when we are holding certain Gitmo detainees? The North Koreans at least gave the two journalists a trial (or so they said).

    It just looks like another case of America says one thing and then does another.

  3. tosmarttobegop

    I could not agree more Sekanblogger.
    It is something I have been arguing for years now. It like the adults have left the children alone in the gun room.
    There are so many dangers and no one in charge to keep everyone sound and safe.

  4. tosmarttobegop

    There is an old saying “if you can not get them for what you know they are doing. Get them for what you can!”. It meant I got to meet one of the biggest drug dealers in Wichita when he got 365 days for hunting ducks without a stamp. (FYI 365 days is different than a year sentence, a year you can be released early while 365 days means 365 days)

    There are undoubtedly some who it would be a safe bet would go to terrorism for one reason or the other.
    But as of now there is no proof that they will it has to be the hardest thing about Gitmo.
    I at times suspect there are many thing that are not what they seem or are said to be.
    When you interject logic and reason into some of this there really seem to be lacking logic and reason.