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Saturday, February 07, 2009

"I Think I Made The Wrong Decision"

Whatever qualms I may have about President Obama and his political ideology, is as nothing compared to people who genuinely have a stake in the matter, whose lives and sacrifices are more than just misgivings.

Like the mother of James McDaniels, Diane.

Her naval son died in the USS Cole attack. She is directly affected by President Obama's decision to close down the Guantanamo detainee camp, and in fact, now regrets her decision to vote for him.

"My son was blown up along with 16 others. I buried body parts for three years," she told FOX News. "I'm still suffering and now he's withdrawing the charges?

Brutal, absolutely brutal. Poor woman.

(Via Picketlines)
Seventeen U.S. sailors died on Oct. 12, 2000, when Al Qaeda suicide bombers steered an explosives-laden boat into the Cole, a guided-missile destroyer, as it sat in a Yemen port.

The Pentagon last summer charged al-Nashiri, a Saudi Arabian, with "organizing and directing" the bombing and planned to seek the death penalty in the case.

In his Jan. 22 order, Obama promised to shut down the Guantanamo prison within a year. The order also froze all Guantanamo detainee legal cases pending a three-month review as the Obama administration decides where -- and whether -- to prosecute the suspects who have been held there for years, most without charges.

Two military judges granted Obama's request for a delay in other cases.

But a third military judge, Army Col. James Pohl, defied Obama's order by scheduling a Feb. 9 arraignment for al-Nashiri at Guantanamo.

Watch her become a media and progressive aisle darling like Cindy Sheehan in 3...2...1...actually, in "never". Her pain at losing her son is devalued because she dares not to toe their line.

Thank you for your son's service, Mrs. McDaniels. May he rest in peace, since justice may be out of the reach of fate.

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  • This is so heart-breaking.

    And she's not the only one who refused to meet Obama over it.

    By Blogger Synova, at Sat Feb 07, 01:37:00 am GMT-5  

  • And she's not the only one who refused to meet Obama over it.

    Exactly, Synova. A father of another military victim also refused, amongst others.

    I think the angle here is very interesting, since of course, she is black and furthermore, she voted for Obama.

    It's the details which make her reversal so stark, and therefore, I fear for her being called a "traitor" or such.


    By Blogger vbspurs, at Sat Feb 07, 02:25:00 am GMT-5  

  • Of course she's a traitor. Identity Politics demands it. See: every person of color, every woman...particularly every woman of color...who has stepped off of the straight-and-narrow of Progessivist politics. The funny thing is, if you were to read what they have to say about these "turncoats" blind, you'd assume they were the worst sort of racists and/or misogynists not people fighting for "social justice".

    Just wait, someone at DailyKos will refer to her by the n-word or the c-word.

    By Anonymous Starless, at Sat Feb 07, 08:30:00 am GMT-5  

  • 'I Think I Made The Wrong Decision'

    She puts a real face on volte-face. Many more to come.

    By Blogger chickenlittle, at Sat Feb 07, 10:38:00 am GMT-5  

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