America’s moral stature has turned to crap, Gitmo edition
That’s the only logical conclusion one can come to after reading this:
President Barack Obama approved Monday the resumption of military trials for detainees at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, ending a two-year ban.
It was the latest acknowledgement that the detention facility Obama had vowed to shut down within a year of taking office will remain open for some time to come. But even while announcing a resumption of military commission trials, Obama reaffirmed his support for trying terror suspects in U.S. federal courts – something that’s met vehement resistance on Capitol Hill.
In light of this:
So based on that, our moral compass is down the toilet, as per President Obama’s standards. Which is to say, no standards at all.
Clearly this is a political move, part of the administrations slow creep to the center ahead of next years elections. Of course, it’s a good thing that Gitmo remains open for business. The political benefits of trying to close the prison did not materialize for the President however, and he continues to use the professional left as his own personal punching bag.