It is like a breath of fresh air. The new Obama administration has renounced torture, adopted real science, and ordered the closing of the prison at Guantanamo. The closing may take a year to complete. A fair trial procedure must be established and a place must be found for those who can't be proved to deserve continued detention and for those who must continue in confinement.
Right away we hear protests from residents and politicians in areas where there are prisons that are logical destinations. "No terrorists" "Not in our backyard" Here they are near prisons that house murderers, rapists, and serial killers, complaining about a few foreign nationals with some connection to terrorist attacks.
And then there are nations that have refused to take back their citizens released from Guantanamo. With our new, more diplomatic and understanding foreign policy, perhaps we can now persuade them to change their minds. A new coalition of the willing?
January 20, 2009 - CORNYN FORCES DELAY ON CLINTON CONFIRMATION
Senator John Cornyn refused to permit a voice vote confirming Hillary Clinton's appointment as Secretary of State. thus preventing her from joining other appointees confirmed on inauguration
A bush league move by a right wing Senator from Texas - doesn't he realize that Hillary Clinton is ready on day one?