Hours after taking office on Tuesday, U.S. President Barack Obama ordered military prosecutors in the Guantanamo war crimes tribunals to ask for a 120-day halt in all pending cases.
Military judges were expected to rule on the request on Wednesday at the U.S. naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, an official involved in the trials said.
The request would halt proceedings in 21 pending cases, including the death penalty case against five Guantanamo prisoners accused of plotting the September 11 hijacked plane attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Obama pledged to bring real change to America.
Today we learned that a draft executive order readied for President Barack Obama calls for closing Guantanamo Bay within year.
The American people don't particularly agree with closing the terrorist detention facility.
Yesterday, Obama ordered a 120-Day suspension of all pending military trials at Gitmo. Reuters reported:
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, killed over 3000 Americans.
The Associated Press Confirmed today: the judge, Army Col. Patrick Parrish, issued a written order for the 120-day continuance, without even holding a hearing on the question. Another judge was expected to rule later Wednesday on a similar motion to suspend the trial of five men charged in the Sept. 11 attacks.
Sounds great! Let's give American rights to vile radicals who want to destroy America.