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Thursday, January 22, 2009
Change I can believe in
Obama signs executive order closing Guantanamo Bay prison camp - AP/CP
I don't know how to describe a government that places itself above and beyond the law as anything other than a reign of terror. The Bush/Cheney government was an exercise in evil wrapped with disingenuous legalese and invented excuses to support their assertions that they could kidnap and torture anyone, anywhere in the world. This is the first step in ending that poisonous, destructive, arrogant government philosophy.
I still can't believe the American people didn't take to the streets when Bush announced blandly that he had SECRET FVCKING PRISONS, but at least they've redeemed their democracy somewhat today.
UPDATE: The Executive Orders are available on whitehouse.gov now. They're pretty dense reading but you can get the intent of them quite clearly nonetheless.
January 22, 2009