The word was the mantra of Our Blessed Leader’s campaign. And it was wonderfully successful. It served to distinguish that what we had was bad. And further, that we were going to a place where what we had would not be. That somehow, we would be in a different place. Further, the assumption would be that it would not only be different, but better!
And so it was. The Blessed Leader now sits enthroned in DC and things have CHANGEd. We have CHANGE and the world is right again. Perhaps Atlas shrugged, but we got him back under control!
Interesting thing, though, that CHANGE. See CHANGE doesn’t really mean change see. It just means, well, it means – The Same. At least as far as Detainee Rights are concerned.
President Barack Obama’s Justice Department sided with the former Bush administration on Friday, saying detainees in Afghanistan have no constitutional rights.
Shocker. And while I think the Administration is right here, I am shocked, just SHOCKED I tell you.
“The hope we all had in President Obama to lead us on a different path has not turned out as we’d hoped,” said Tina Monshipour Foster, a human rights attorney representing a detainee at the Bagram Air Base. “We all expected better.”
Serious? You did?
“They’ve now embraced the Bush policy that you can create prisons outside the law,” said Jonathan Hafetz, an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union who has represented several detainees.
Anything that pisses off the ACLU is good in my book. Full CHANGE ahead for me, please!