Still think Obama’s going to close Gitmo?

President Obama on Thursday will try to take the reins on the debate over national security and rally support for his plan to shutter the military prison at Guantanamo Bay in what his administration is billing as a major address.

Seems like a no-brainer, right?

Don’t be so sure.

President Obama told human rights advocates at the White House on Wednesday that he was mulling the need for a “preventive detention” system that would establish a legal basis for the United States to incarcerate terrorism suspects who are deemed a threat to national security but cannot be tried, two participants in the private session said.

Obama wants to hold these guys forever without trial, people.

You think any Senator in the US will allow that in their state after yesterday’s roll call of the chickenshits?

Democrats aren’t going to come through on this.  Neither will the President.  They want to codify into law the right to incarcerate people forever with no trial.  Think about that.  Not even Bush and Cheney asked for that.  They just assumed they had the right to do it.

Once you do codify this into law, anyone is a target.  Period.

At what point do we call the Dems and the President out on civil liberties, or is this the price of universal health care and climate change legislation?

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