View Full Version : Nothing Ventured - Nothing Gained

27-06-2009, 10:05 AM
Seems that the acorn doesn't fall so far from the tree. That's a US saying that means that some things may look slightly different, but they all come out the same. Seems someONES never learn!

The Obama administration, fearing a battle with Congress that could stall plans to close Guantanamo, has drafted an executive order that would reassert presidential authority to incarcerate terrorism suspects indefinitely, according to three senior government officials with knowledge of White House deliberations.

Such an order would embrace claims by former president George W. Bush that certain people can be detained without trial for long periods under the laws of war. Obama advisers are concerned that bypassing Congress could place the president on weaker footing before the courts and anger key supporters, the officials said.

After months of internal debate over how to close the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, White House officials are growing increasingly worried that reaching quick agreement with Congress on a new detention system may prove impossible. Several officials said there is concern in the White House that the administration may not be able to close the facility by the president's January deadline.

................and youse guys thought THIS one would be different. Hah!

LINK (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/06/26/AR2009062603361.html)