Jun 27, 2009

Oh, Thank God

I was worried he might respect the law.
The Obama administration, fearing a battle with Congress that could stall plans to close Guantanamo, has drafted an executive order that would reassert presidential authority to incarcerate terrorism suspects indefinitely, according to three senior government officials with knowledge of White House deliberations.

Such an order would embrace claims by former president George W. Bush that certain people can be detained without trial for long periods under the laws of war. Obama advisers are concerned that bypassing Congress could place the president on weaker footing before the courts and anger key supporters, the officials said.

Our president doesn't believe in the law. We're safe now.


elaine said...

Maybe he'll use his power to incarcerate all the folks at Fox "news."

Anonymous said...

Putting scare quotes around things is the lowest form of political expression. Here, watch: C-"N"-N. Ta-da. Thank God my sarcasm bailed me out, I almost had to articulate a thought-out opinion for a moment there.