In five short months, it’s become a tradition: you have to watch the news wires carefully on Friday evening, because that’s when the Obama administration announces or leaks actions or decisions that they want to stay under the radar. Last night, it came out that the administration is considering an executive order to detain some of the Guantanamo inmates indefinitely:
The Obama administration is considering issuing an executive order that would allow the government to indefinitely detain some of the prisoners now at Guantanamo Bay, according to published reports on Friday evening.
The White House downplayed the reports on Friday evening, saying an order is far from finalized, but according to reports in the Washington Post and Associated Press the administration is weighing such an action in part because of the tough negotiations thus far with Congress over the issue.
That’s fine with us, of course, but it isn’t exactly what Obama promised his supporters last fall. Hope and change!