Americans face Guantánamo detention after Obama climbdown


The UK Guardian article Americans face Guantánamo detention after Obama climbdown, does say:

But on Wednesday the White House said Obama had lifted the threat of a veto after changes to the law giving the president greater discretion to prevent individuals from being handed to the military.

Critics accused the president of caving in again to pressure from some Republicans on a counter-terrorism issue for fear of being painted in next year’s election campaign as weak and of failing to defend America.

I don’t know if this version of the story is a little overwrought or not.  You can read The Raw Story article Obama will not veto National Defense Authorization Act.

When it comes time to vote for President in 2012, I don’t know how I am going to be able to vote for Obama.  In the last election, I used the threat of not voting for him as a way to nudge him in a different policy direction.  Now that he has an established record, there is no nudge room left.  I don’t know if I could sleep at night if I were to cast a vote for him again.

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