Thursday, January 31, 2008

Obama Gets A Key Endorsement

"Barack Obama won a key endorsement today. The 80 plus lawyers who are representing the Gitmo Jihadists for free are endorsing the O-Man!
WASHINGTON -- More than 80 attorneys who have been offering free-of-charge legal services to Guantánamo detainees issued a statement Monday supporting Democrat Barack Obama's presidential bid.

''We are at a critical point in the presidential campaign, and as lawyers who have been deeply involved in the Guantánamo litigation to preserve the important right to habeas corpus, we are writing to urge you to support Senator Obama,'' the lawyers said in an open letter dated Monday.

Lawyers signing it included partners from major U.S. law firms and small-town practitioners as well as Michael Ratner, whose New York Center for Constitutional Rights has for years coordinated legal efforts to provide representation to each of the men held without charge at the offshore prison compound in southeast Cuba.
The prisoners at Gitmo are not American citizens. They are not law breakers. They are enemy combatants and if given half a chance, they would kill you just as soon as look at you. These are the worst of the worst. These are not innocents accidentally caught in some kind of police action serving a warrant. These guys are fresh off the battlefield or were caught in the act."
The Violence Worker


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