Monday, June 15, 2009

These four stories from Democracy Now today make me see that Obama has been replaced with a cyborg

These four stories from Democracy Now today make me see that Obama has been replaced with a cyborg.
When the CIA is more critical of Dick Cheney's fascism/terrorism promotion that the USA President something is wrong.
What other threads can be observed?

http://www.democracynow.org/2009/6/15/headlines#7

Obama Administration Urges Court to Toss Rendition Lawsuit
The Obama administration is asking a federal appeals court to reconsider its decision to allow a Boeing subsidiary to be sued over its roles in the CIA’s extraordinary rendition program. Like the Bush administration, the Obama administration is urging the court to throw out the case citing the State Secrets Act. The American Civil Liberties Union filed the suit against Jeppesen International Trip Planning on behalf of five former prisoners. Jeppesen is accused of arranging at least seventy flights since 2001 as part of the CIA’s extraordinary rendition program. Ben Wizner of the ACLU said, “This is a watershed moment. There’s no mistake any longer…the Obama administration has now fully embraced the Bush administration’s shameful effort to immunize torturers and their enablers from any legal consequences for their actions.”

Judge Rules Jose Padilla Can Sue John Yoo over Torture
A federal judge in San Francisco has ruled Jose Padilla can sue former Bush administration lawyer John Yoo for coming up with the legal theories that justified his detention and torture. Padilla says he was repeatedly tortured while being held as an enemy combatant. Padilla, who is a US citizen, was held for forty-three months without charge in a Navy brig in South Carolina. US District Judge Jeffrey White said, quote, "Like any other government official, government lawyers are responsible for the foreseeable consequences of their conduct.”

CIA Fires Mitchell Jessen & Associates
CIA Director Leon Panetta has revealed the agency has fired Mitchell Jessen & Associates and other contractors connected to interrogations. Mitchell Jessen & Associates was run by two former military psychologists who helped design the CIA’s torture program. Panetta made the disclosure in an interview with The New Yorker magazine.

CIA Head Says Cheney Almost Wishing US Be Attacked Again
In the same interview, CIA Director Leon Panetta harshly criticized former Vice President Dick Cheney for questioning the Obama administration’s national security policies. Panetta said of Cheney, “it’s almost as if he’s wishing that this country would be attacked again, in order to make his point. I think that’s dangerous politics.”

Well, another thread is that we might need to replace a lot of people in Obama's administration with watchdogs with Panetta's bite.

Second, if Obama hasn't been replaced by a robot from the Dark Side, what can we do to get last years or four years ago OBAMA to return?

Third, helping Jose Padilla with his torture case would make the Obama Administration look better. Obama should side with him or his voice in the media--not with Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, W. Bush etc.

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