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canada goose store O’Reilly continues: “With all due respect, the President is wrong. During the civil War, Abraham Lincoln suspended canada goose outlet buffalo habeas canada goose outlet phone number corpus because he wanted the Union to win the conflict. He suspended our ideals in order to win” canada goose store

canada goose Well Bill, with all due respect and by now that’s not very much YOU are the one who is wrong, or at the very least fudging the factoids. with video. canada goose

canadian goose jacket Let’s start with your statement that 61 Gitmo detainees (plus al Shahiri) have returned to terrorist canada goose outlet store toronto activities, based on a recent report by the Department of Defense. Now, with a little digging, I’m sure you could have unearthed the same interesting facts that I did. First: so far, the Pentagon canada goose outlet toronto factory has not issued any statistics or correlating evidence to back up their claim; when pressed, a canada goose outlet sale spokesperson stated that out of 61 of those who have “returned to the fight,” eighteen have been confirmed as having returned to terrorism, while the other 43 are “suspected of participating in terrorist activities.” What constitutes “terrorist activities” is not canada goose outlet germany spelled out. While Mark Denbeaux, who has canada goose outlet black friday represented some of the detainees, says that “returning to the fight” has remained undefined and might include engaging in propaganda, a Pentagon spokesman denies this. canadian goose jacket

Canada Goose Outlet Now let’s look at some numbers. According to an article in Newsweek, out of approximately 520 detainees released from Guantanamo, the recidivism rate is 12%, compared to a rate of up to 67% in state prisons in the US. (These stats might provide for some interesting arguments, which I will leave to the readers). 240 detainees remain at Guantanamo, with a hard core of 50 or 60 deemed highly dangerous. This group may never come to trial thanks to the Bush/Cheney policy of “enhanced interrogation” (read “torture”) which may render the evidence against them inadmissible and are likely to remain in prison indefinitely. An unnamed Obama advisor, asked canada goose outlet store new york if they are likely to be released at some time in the future, stated, “That’s not going to happen”. Hear that, Bill? The guys who are the most likely to return to “active duty” are likely to stay in prison forever. Bang goes your insinuation that closing Guantanamo is somehow going to leave terrorists roaming free or that President Obama is somehow soft on terrorism. Canada Goose Outlet

canada goose clearance Now let’s look at Bildo’s Lincoln analogy, a rightwing “greatest hit” trotted out any time an canada goose outlet vip objection is raised to the unlawful detention of foreign terror suspects. Lincoln did indeed suspend habeas corpus, an act permitted by the Constitution in times of rebellion: “The privilege of the writ of habeas corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in cases of rebellion or invasion the public safety may require it.” Technically Lincoln was not within his rights to do so as this is a power reserved to Congress and his action was found to be unconstitutional, a finding canada goose outlet locations in toronto which he ignored. But the salient point is that Lincoln suspended canada goose outlet black friday sale habeas corpus at a time when he believed that “Every department of the Government was paralyzed by treason” and that canada goose outlet new york city Congress “had not anticipated and so had not provided for the emergency.” And when he ended the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus, he issued a full explanation for his actions and granted amnesty to those prisoners he felt were no longer dangerous. The Revolution was fought so that we could claim and maintain rights which derive from the self evident truth that “all men are created equal”, not “some men are more equal than others.” Likewise, Lincoln’s suspension of habeas canada goose uk site corpus was in the service of equality and the dream of America as the “shining city on the hill”, a beacon canada goose outlet ottawa to all not “do as we say, not as we do.” canada goose clearance

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