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Posted on March 14, 2009 | tags


U.S., World: Obama drops “enemy combatants” like a bad habit

  • As we work toward developing a new policy to govern detainees, it is essential that we operate in a manner that strengthens our national security, is consistent with our values and is governed by law.
  • Attorney general Eric Holder • On the administration’s new policy of holding detainees, which differs heavily from the Bush administration. They plan to stop using the term “enemy combatants” and say that international law governs the detention of terrorism suspects – and it isn’t like Guantanamo Bay, which they plan to close. • source