The Obama administration is siding with its predecessor in a federal court case in California over the CIA’s rendition program, saying lawsuits over renditions should not proceed because they could disclose “state secrets” and other classified national security details.
The administration made its argument Tuesday in front of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which was hearing an appeal in a 2007 case filed by the American Civil Liberties Union.
That is so Rovian.
Oh man I love this.The words “Obama administration”,”CIA’s rendition program”,”state secrets” and the “ACLU” all in the same sentence.Finally, it’s Obama and the lefties who are responsible for all the illegal kidnappings,waterboardings and war crimes and are the target of the ACLU.Now it’s Obama who is shaming us in front of the world and ruining our image with his barbaric ways.
I would say that is a fair statement.If Obama isn’t the ultimate representation of the left and everything that they stand for then I don’t know who is.
So what’s the beef with the legal arm of the pinko Gestapo?
In May 2007 the ACLU filed a claim against Jeppesen Dataplan, Inc., a subsidiary of Boeing Company. It charged that Jeppesen knowingly provided logistical services that aided the CIA’s clandestine flights that took five ACLU clients to secret overseas locations where they were subjected to torture and other forms of cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment.
In February 2008, the U.S. District Court granted the government’s motion to dismiss the case, after the Bush administration argued that any litigation would harm national security by revealing state secrets. The ACLU appealed that decision to the Ninth Circuit, which heard Monday’s arguments.
Now it all belongs to Mr.Hopey McChangeAcorn and his justice department and guess what they do.
The same damn thing as the Bush administration.
I’ll bet they’re using car batteries,jumper cables and wet sponges on those poor men.
Aww so sad.They thought Obama was going to be different.
“It is vital that we protect information that, if released, could jeopardize national security,” said Department of Justice spokesman Matthew Miller in an e-mail to FOX News.
Cheney Rumsfeld Obama and Holder.Keeping state secrets.Tsk tsk tsk.All the little lefties won’t be able to believe in ChangeAcorns anymore with neo-con behavior like that.
“This is not change. This is definitely more of the same,” ACLU Executive Director Anthony D. Romero said after the Justice Department made its case. “If this is a harbinger of things to come, it will be a long and arduous road to give us back an America we can be proud of again.”
“This was an opportunity for the new administration to act on its condemnation of torture and rendition, but instead it has chosen to stay the course. Now we must hope that the court will assert its independence by rejecting the government’s false claims of state secrets and allowing the victims of torture and rendition their day in court,” said ACLU staff attorney Ben Wizner, who argued the case for the plaintiffs.
I felt the same way when I realized that John McCain wasn’t a true Maverick.
Oh the pain of disillusionment.
AHAHhahahAHAHhahahhHAHAHa….Ohhh… (wipes tear)
That’s a real shame.Because if you can’t believe in the integrity and moral authority of Barack Obama then who can you believe in.
Miller said the Obama Justice Department will use the state secrets privilege with great irregularity.