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AP: Obama’s Carefully Reasoned Brief

Another shameless display from his lickspittle slaveys at the Associated Press:

Analysis: Obama seeks middle ground on Guantanamo

By Steven R. Hurst, Associated Press Writer – Thu May 21

WASHINGTON – In soaring rhetoric, Barack Obama ran through his logic for closing the Guantanamo Bay prison, deliberately planting himself on the middle ground between his conservative critics — led by Dick Cheney — and those to the left who accuse the new president of failing to restore American justice for all.

Obama slid easily back into his role as constitutional scholar, gliding through a long, carefully reasoned brief in the rotunda of the storied National Archives on Thursday. One of his aims appeared to be diminishing Cheney’s message across town in a cramped-by-comparison conference hall at the conservative American Enterprise Institute.

Plans for Obama’s speech were made public only a week ago, several days after Cheney’s appearance was known.

In the company of original copies of the Constitution, Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights, Obama stood firm behind his decision — announced on the second day of his presidency — to close the Guantanamo prison, a lockup reviled in the Muslim world and a drag on U.S. relations with many of its oldest allies.

"There is also no question that Guantanamo set back the moral authority that is America’s strongest currency in the world," Obama said. "Instead of building a durable framework for the struggle against al-Qaida that drew upon our deeply held values and traditions, our government was defending positions that undermined the rule of law." …

There is a noisy backlash — mainly fueled by Republicans’ relentless criticism of Obama’s plans — against putting what are seen as dangerous terrorists in U.S. prisons…

While Obama sought to sway critics, the wounds opened in the United States on Sept. 11, 2001, still may remain too fresh to be salved by Obama’s densely crafted visions to hold sway.

Mind you, this is presented as an news ‘analysis,’ not an editorial.

What media bias?

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, May 22nd, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

6 Responses to “AP: Obama’s Carefully Reasoned Brief”

  1. proreason says:

    “constitutional scholar”

    Don’t “scholars” have to publish writings about their field of expertise?

    I’ve never published anything about the Constituion either. But I flap my jaws about it a lot and pretend like I know what I’m talking about.

    I guess by the AP’s criteria for “scholarship”, I also am a “constitutional scholar”.

  2. Liberals Demise says:

    Now I understand why the demoncraps chose a jackass as their party animal ………….. “May I introduce to you …. Barry the Party Animal!!”

    • TwilightZoned says:

      “May I introduce to you …. Barry the Party Animal!!”

      jack·ass (jks)
      1. A male ass or donkey.
      2. A foolish or stupid person; a blockhead

      LD, you were dead on!

  3. JohnMG says:

    …..”I guess by the AP’s criteria for “scholarship”, I also am a “constitutional scholar”……”

    Oh. I get it now, pro(fessor)reason.

  4. mybrotherkeeper says:

    I want to humbly go on record to let Dick Cheney know I appreciate his opposition to Zero’s disastrous policies. Finally, an establishment man speaking up for us!

  5. MinnesotaRush says:

    Geeezuz!!! Are Hurst, Associated Press Writer, and o-blah-blah going steady???

    Could this “article” get any more drippy and patronizing???

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