Archive for the ‘Gitmo’ Category

Cheney: Execute Terrorists If Cuba Prison Must Close

June 3, 2009

Former Vice President Dick Cheney said Monday that the only alternative to holding some suspected terrorists indefinitely would be to execute them, arguing against the Obama administration’s plans to close the Guantanamo detainee prison.


Guantanamo Bay: Coming to an Xbox near you

June 1, 2009

The Guantanamo Bay U.S. military prison is coming to an Xbox 360 and Windows PC near you in just a few short months. But, it’s not what you think.

Obama Is Said to Consider Preventive Detention Plan

May 21, 2009

President Obama told human rights advocates at the White House on Wednesday that he was mulling the need for a “preventive detention” system that would establish a legal basis for the United States to incarcerate terrorism suspects who are deemed a threat to national security but cannot be tried, two participants in the private session said.

Democrats move to deny funds for Gitmo closure

May 20, 2009

US President Barack Obama’s plan to close the Guantanamo Bay prison by early 2010 hit a snag Tuesday as his Democratic Senate allies moved to deny his 80-million-dollar request to shut the facility.

Guantanamo Baywatch – The Final Season

May 20, 2009


Anger at Obama Guantanamo ruling

May 16, 2009

Civil liberties groups have reacted angrily to US President Barack Obama’s decision to revive military trials for some Guantanamo Bay detainees.

Mr Obama has previously denounced the Bush-era judicial system, but in a statement said new safeguards would ensure suspects got a fairer hearing.

New rules include rejecting statements obtained from harsh interrogations and limitations on using hearsay evidence.

There are still 240 detainees at the US base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Obama will continue Bush-era military tribunals

May 15, 2009

Breaking a key promise from his campaign, President Barack Obama is expected to announce Friday the return of military commission trials for a small number of terrorism suspects. Obama had previously promised to abolish them.

The tribunals, often criticized as overly protective of state secrets and willing to accept evidence obtained while defendants were allegedly tortured, were suspended mere hours after Obama took office.

Obama considering ‘indefinite detention’ for Gitmo prisoners

May 14, 2009

President Barack Obama appears to be drifting to the right of former President George W. Bush on detainee policy.