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Thursday, January 22, 2009

First actions nothing but good

Less than forty eight hours after assuming office, President Barack Obama has already ordered the delay of the military tibunals of Guantanomo inmates, giving his administration time to evaluate the tribunal process. The BBC has the details:
The two-page document, ordered jointly by Mr Obama and the US Department of Defense, sought a 120-day suspension of trials.

The delay would "permit the newly inaugurated president and his administration time to review the military commission process",
This move, if it is any indication of the rest of his presidency, illustrates President Obama's willingness to examine the best course of action before attempting to sovle a problem and working to ensure basic human fairness and justice - something this country has been needing for a long time.


Blogger Rick said...

Friend of NPI and featured speaker at last year's Gala, Major Gen. Paul Eaton was also in the room to witness this bit of history.

January 23, 2009 10:43 AM  

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