Department of Well This Had Better Be a Joke of Some Kind

It’s not April Fool’s and this shit isn’t funny. What is it, Piss Off Everybody Week in the White House? We’re celebrating International Suck and Fail Day? Seriously, this is even an option?

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is weighing plans to detain some terror suspects on U.S. soil — indefinitely and without trial — as part of a plan to retool military commission trials that were conducted for prisoners held in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

The proposal being floated with members of Congress is another indication of President Barack Obama’s struggles to establish his counter-terrorism policies, balancing security concerns against attempts to alter Bush-administration practices he has harshly criticized.

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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.), who met this week with White House Counsel Greg Craig to discuss the administration’s plans, said among the proposals being studied is seeking authority for indefinite detentions, with the imprimatur of some type of national-security court.

Sen. Graham said he wants to work with the administration to pass legislation to increase judicial oversight of military commissions, but noted the legal difficulties that would arise.

“This is a difficult question. How do you hold someone in prison without a trial indefinitely?” Sen. Graham said.

YOU DON’T YOU FUCKMOOK.

Any other questions?

Before the day is out somebody better nip this shit in the bud. What the hell is going on over there?

A.

10 thoughts on “Department of Well This Had Better Be a Joke of Some Kind

  1. BuggyQ says:

    This has been another edition of Athenae’s Blunt Answers To Stupid Questions. Stay tuned next week, when Athenae explains that, in fact, no really does mean no, and that no, your dick does not grow bigger when you torture people.

  2. Well, at least Obama didn’t vote for the war.

  3. mothra says:

    Yeah, if they’re batting this around, I don’t know why Obama is even bothering in closing down Guantanamo. Just keep ’em all there without charges and without a trial. No difference. If we’re going to be a lawless nation with no regard for human rights, we might as well embrace it fully, right?
    Gah.

  4. The Other Sarah says:

    Same shit, different day, Athenae. Obama? He’s a politician.
    Just like Bush, Cheney, Nixon, 41, Big Dog, Reagan, and every White House jerkoff since Jimmy Carter. A politician, pure and simple, interested in … not truth, not justice, not the American way, not the Constitution.
    And for damn sure not real change from the Bush shit we’ve had our noses rubbed in the last 8 years.

  5. pansypoo says:

    didn’t miss lindsey think no trials was fine when georgee was in charge?

  6. fuyura says:

    The only way this makes sense to me is:
    1. Obama’s “centrism” is waaay further right than we thought it was, or
    2. He’s being threatened by an intelligence/military extremist coup, or at least a strike on their parts.

  7. Dan says:

    Actually it’s just National Suck and Fail Day. No other countries are participating.

  8. virgotex says:

    And they say they’re worried about PICTURES provoking the enemy?

  9. Marc Schlee says:

    A Vote of Confidence Amendment will give American voters the power to dismiss any elected official at any time.
    VOCA, Now !!
    FREE AMERICA
    REVOLUTIONARY (DIRECT) DEMOCRACY

  10. ` says:

    Shit if any one at Gitmo was guilty. Bushco would have held a show trial. 1. Issue us paspport. 2. Deposit $1 million in gold. 3. Turn them loose. If anyone were guilty of jay walking that is still illegally held at Gitmo, Bushco would have show trialled them. Let them go. Stop the wars. Ship all diehards to Baghdad. /r\\\\+

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