Saturday, January 31, 2009

Gitmo Judge To Obama: No!!


It nice to see that not all us are blinded with starry eyes over Obama.


Gitmo Judge Refuses to Heed Obama Request for Delay in Terrorism Trials
January 30, 2009 10:01 AM

On Thursday Army Col. James L. Pohl, the chief judge at the Guantanamo Bay war crimes court, said he would not heed President Obama's request for a 120-day continuance, or delay, in prosecutions of terrorism suspects.

Supervising the trial of detainee Abd al-Rahim Hussein Mohammed Abdu Al-Nashiri, Pohl called the President's motion unreasonable and unjust.

"We are consulting with the Pentagon and the Department of Justice to explore our options," White House press secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters. "I believe that all the other trials were stayed, which I think continues to give us what we need to evaluate who is at Gitmo and make the decisions commensurate with the executive order that the President signed."

Al-Nashiri has been identified as the former Persian Gulf Operations Chief for al Qaeda and the mastermind of the attack on the U.S.S. Cole. In March 2007 he testified in military court that he only confessed to certain crimes because he has been tortured for the past five years.

In his ruling, Pohl wrote that "On its face, the request to delay the arraignment is not reasonable," that "The public interest in a speedy trial will be harmed by the delay in the arraignment," "Granting the continuance do (sic) not serve the interests of justice" and therefore "The government request for a continuance in the arraignment until after 22 May 2009 is DENIED."

Pentagon spokesman Cmdr. Jeffrey D. Gordon said that "the Department of Defense is currently reviewing Judge Pohl's ruling. We will be in compliance with the president's orders regarding Guantanamo."


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10 comments:

Ted said...

The Joint Chiefs of Staff HAVE AN ABSOLUTE CONSTITUTIONAL DUTY to stand behind Guantanamo Military Judge James Pohl UNTIL OBAMA OVERCOMES “RES IPSA LOQUITUR” BY SUPPLYING HIS LONG FORM BIRTH CERTIFICATE AND PROVING HIS ELIGIBILITY TO BE PRESIDENT UNDER ARTICLE 2 OF THE US CONSTITUTION.

Anonymous said...

I agree Ted, Obama must put up or shut up.

Grace Explosion said...

Amen, Ted and anon.

This FAKE CITIZEN (until he proves differently) needs to shut up. He isn't even a citizen of the USA and he needs to shut up and not act like he's really the President. He's not constitutional and he can just shut up.

Anonymous said...

Muslims r increasing their number by anyhow.. I hope, u heard about Nadia Suleman.

Thomas said...

Let's hear it for separation of powers (though it remains to be seen if BarryZerobama has any legitimate power at all).

Gary swenchonis said...

The judge did the right thing. We the parents of one of the murdered sailors deserve justice. Not to mention our dead son and his mates.

Schmitty said...

Barack Hussein Obama: "Senator McCain has not questioned MY MUSLIM FAITH."

He is the gateway for Radical Muslim Terrorists to enter this country. He knows it and so do they.

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