Military Judge Gives Obama the Bird – Refuses to Delay Trail of Terrorist

At least one military judge is refusing to kowtow to Obama’s suicidal politics:

Military Judge Denies Obama Request to Suspend Guantanamo Hearings
By Peter Finn
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, January 29, 2009

A military judge has refused the Obama administration’s request to delay proceeding for 120 days in the case of a detainee held at the U.S. naval prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, who is accused of planning the October 2000 attack on the USS Cole warship, an al-Qaeda strike that killed 17 service members and injured 50 others.

The decision throws into some disarray the administration’s plan to buy some time as it reviews individual detainee cases as part of its plan to close the prison. The Pentagon may now be forced to withdraw the charges against Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, a Saudi citizen of Yemeni descent. In one of its first actions, the Obama administration instructed military prosecutors to seek 120-day suspensions of legal proceedings in the cases of 21 detainees who have been charged.

The request was quickly granted in other cases when prosecutors told military judges that “the newly inaugurated president and his administration [can] review the military commissions process, generally, and the cases currently pending before military commissions, specifically.”

But Judge James Pohl, an Army colonel, said he found the government’s reasoning “unpersuasive.”

Nashiri is facing arraignment on Feb. 9, and Pohl said the proceeding would go ahead.

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8 Comments on “Military Judge Gives Obama the Bird – Refuses to Delay Trail of Terrorist”

  1. CavMom Says:

    Judge James Pohl just told Obama… “You are the President but you are not the King.”

  2. Darrell Blanchard Says:

    wwIII is on the way!!

  3. Appalled By The World Says:

    Sweet. First the Great One’s delay of the digital TV switchover is shot down, now this. We may have a little hope after all.

  4. Akira Says:

    Is that still legal, to say “no” to The One True Obama?

  5. Akira,

    Probably not for too much longer…

  6. Roblogic Says:

    He tried to delay the digital TV switchover? ‘Wack’!

    Just looked it up.

    If the people this is a problem for are too poor to afford the little converter box, what are they doing paying monthly TV bills? Sounds to me like they could do without an idiot box anyway.

    But how would they receive The Message, then?

    Okay, I see now. We must maintain universal access to indoctrinatory media.

  7. Akira Says:

    Who NEEDS a TV?

    He probably mostly wants to make sure as few people as possible listen to Talk Radio, since he is so obsessed with Limpbaugh and Hannity.

    Anyway, I just got cable last month (just used TV for DVDs) and, just talking about “news” coverage, a few times wasted a few hours switching back and forth between CNN, FOX, BBC, HLN, etc.

    What a load of mindless crap. NO investigative journalism. Propaganda. Mis-information. Lies. Infotainment. “Is Jessica Simpson too fat now?”

    And broadcast TV is worse, I guess. When you hit such depths it shard to compare.

  8. Texas To The Max Says:

    About time somebody stood up to King Barack. He probably didn’t notice – he’s too busy running the printing presses to print more money.

    Too bad it’s the end of the Colonel’s career.

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