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     This action will undoubtedly send the left wing into a frenzy! But because Obama so quickly tried to fulfill his campaign promise of closing GITMO, he did so without a plan of action and without full consideration of the consequences. Now, as with the enhanced interrogation photos, he must backpeddle:

Obama mulls ‘indefinite detention’ of terror suspects

WASHINGTON (AFP) – As part of its plans to close Guantanamo Bay, the Obama administration is considering holding some of the detainees indefinitely and without trial on US soil, US media reported Thursday.

President Barack Obama’s “administration is weighing plans to detain some terror suspects on US soil — indefinitely and without trial — as part of a plan to retool military commission trials that were conducted for prisoners held in Guantanamo Bay,” The Wall Street Journal said.

The proposal, which is part of the administration’s internal deliberations on how to deal with the prisoners ahead of a planned closure of the controversial US military prison next year, is being shared with some lawmakers, it added.

White House officials contacted by AFP had no immediate comment on the detainee deliberations.

For full article: http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20090514/pl_afp/usattacksguantanamodetention_20090514105450

     Andrew C. McCarthy has respectfully declined to participate with the President’s Detention Policy Task Force, as he had been invited to do by Attorney General Eric Holder.

     In his letter to the Attorney General, McCarthy writes:

Given your policy of conducting ruinous criminal and ethics investigations of lawyers over the advice they offer the government, and your specific position that the wartime detention I would endorse is tantamount to a violation of law, it makes little sense for me to attend the Task Force meeting. After all, my choice would be to remain silent or risk jeopardizing myself.

     He ends his letter with:

“I am powerless to stop the president, as he takes these reckless steps, from touting his Detention Policy Task Force as a demonstration of his national security seriousness. But I can decline to participate in the charade.”

See McCarthy’s full details in his National Review article:

http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=MjA0YmFlMzk3ZmFkNTQwYjFiNmM0OTExYzNhNjg5NDE=&w=MA==