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Obama administration withdraws ‘enemy combatant’ definition.

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  1. Holy Diver

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    Obama administration withdraws ‘enemy combatant’ definition.
    Today, the Obama Justice Department abandoned one of the most prominent phrases of the Bush administration — “enemy combatant.” In a filing with the DC District Court, the DoJ said that it would no longer use the term and asserted a new standard for the government’s authority to hold detainees at Gitmo. The Obama administration is still claiming that it has the authority to hold prisoners there, but it will now be based on authority from Congress and the international laws of war. The Bush administration claimed that the president could unilaterally hold prisoners without charge.


    This is wonderful!
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    #12 Jersey

    Not as big a departure as it implies I don't think. In fact the ACLU is pissed that the Obama Justice dept is still holding whatever you want to call them at Gitmo. I don't have a link but herd it on the news this morning that they(ACLU) said it was "just another half step" from the Obama administration. Maybe if they change the term to "freedom fighters" and still hold them anyway everyone will feel all warm and fuzzy about it.:rolleyes:

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