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Monday, June 16, 2008

Obama and the Detainees

Jack Tapper has a good piece up at Political Punch about Barack Obama's support for terrorist detainees rights to petition US Courts.

In case he didn't figure it out, this isn't a winner for Obama. You can toss out all the facts about previous wars, military tribunals, etc. Just the constant swirling rumors of his closet Islamic leanings should make Obama nervous about standing on the side that defends radical islamic terrorists and jihadists right to petition US courts about their detention.

While I don't believe the rumors, that's beside the point. I still get many of them e-mailed to me every week, warning why Obama is dangerous because of his background. That means that there are more than a few folks out there who do believe them. Those folks will continue to make hay with his latest stand about detainees.

Tapper does a nice job of equating the difference between Obama and McCain on this issue to the scene from "A Few Good Men", where Tom Cruise and Jack Nicholson go at it about who we want "on that wall". While he points out McCain isn't a whack job like Col. Jessup, when people put it into the context of, is it the pretty boy lawyer, or the tough as nails Marine they want defending them the answer is pretty obvious; at least to anyone not carrying an ACLU membership card.

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