Related Newswire Articles on Guantanamo – CBS News


Newswire Updates from CBS News:

Gitmo Detainee To Be Tried In U.S. Court
from CBSNews.com | AP

The decision to try Ghilani in a civilian court is at odds with Mr. Obama’s recent announcement that he plans to revive the military tribunal system set up under President Bush. Human rights groups have criticized the tribunals as unconstitutional, saying that they are simply vehicles to deliver a predetermined verdict.

Even though Mr. Obama announced additional legal safeguards to be implemented in the tribunal system – such as excluding evidence obtained through torture – critics have argued that civilian courts are more than equipped to handle terror cases anyway and remain the best option.

Mr. Obama met with representatives of the ACLU, Human Rights Watch, and other human rights groups at the White House today.

Mr. Obama is scheduled to give a major speech addressing Guantanamo and national security Thursday morning.

The AP reported in March that Ghailani was among a handful of high-value suspects prosecutors were considering bringing to trial on charges that predate the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.

Critics Call Obama’s Tribunals “Bush Lite”

from CBSNews.com

In an apparent reversal, President Barack Obama is reviving the Bush administration’s much-criticized military tribunals for Guantanamo Bay detainees, shocking those who expected the president to end them completely.

A video regarding the Bush Administration’s policy’s on torture:

Keith Olbermann Smacks Down Senile Donald Rumsfeld

Keith Olbermann delivers a powerful rebuttal to Donald Rumsfeld’s use of fascism and his assertion that the majority of Americans are morally and intellectually confused.

“We are not descended from fearful men.”


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