Here comes the threat to Congress…”Give me the money to close Gitmo or ELSE”!
This in from the GATEWAY PUNDIT:
Thursday, May 21, 2009In a sane world the president might meet with military or intelligence officials before a major speech on national security.
But,Dear Leader Obama chose instead to meet with Far Left sham human rights groups (You know, the ones who somehow manage to blame America for every tragedy in the world while ignoring real human rights abuses) before his major post-Cheney national security speech today in Washington DC.
Greg Sargent reported that all three cable news outlets will carry Cheney’s speech tomorrow morning live directly after Dear Leader makes his speech.
The Huffington Post reported:
Under heavy criticism for a series of decisions on national security that resembled, for some, those of the Bush years, President Barack Obama hosted a lengthy meeting on Wednesday with the leaders of several key human rights and civil liberties groups.
Addressed were the topics that promise to be front and center during the President’s major foreign policy speech scheduled for Thursday.
According to an attendee, Obama expressed frustration with Congress’ decision to remove funding for the closure of the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay. The president declared that his hands were tied in some ways regarding the use of reformed military tribunals, though he pledged to try as many detainees as possible in Article III federal courts.
Speaking to human rights officials on Wednesday, the president also left the door open for the future release of detainee abuse photos, saying that his administration’s current opposition to the release was dictated by immediate concern over the complications it could cause to America’s mission in Afghanistan.
In an interview with the Huffington Post, Massimino detailed what she described as a “lively and detailed and serious” discussion on some of the days most vexing national security issues. Over the course of roughly an hour and fifteen minutes, Obama, along with Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, Attorney General Eric Holder, advisers Valerie Jarrett and David Axelrod, foreign policy hand Dennis McDonough, and counter-terrorism chief John Brennan, held court with a group of academics, as well as officials with the ACLU, Human Rights Watch, and the Center for Constitutional Rights.