Karen Greenberg has been on Obama's case a long time. As well she should. The author of The Least Worst Place: Guantanamo's First 100 Days reflected:
"Above all, Obama has refused to punish those who designed, justified, carried out, and covered up torture. Without accountability, there is little to deter future government lawyers from fashioning opinions to suit the exigent needs of their president, as John Yoo did for Bush. Some of those who had a part in building these programs have confessed to me their remorse, and the way their participation keeps them up at night, but this sorrow remains as secret as the programs once were. And all of them, remorseful or not, are free to pursue their careers and, if called upon, to comment, as Dick Cheney and Yoo still sometimes are, to defend torture as a useful weapon in the war on terror."
World Can't Wait | January 4, 2017
President Obama has failed in his pledge of eight years ago to close the US detention camp at Guantanamo. Congressional obstacles, media lies, and the president’s own lack of will are all responsible for this policy disaster. Guantanamo remains a living symbol of US torture and human rights abuses and a place of misery for the 59 men it still houses. Most of them have never been charged with, let alone tried for, any crime.
People living in the United States have a responsibility to halt the ascent of fascism under pretense of public approbation. Donald Trump must be blocked and his program repudiated. The buck stops here.
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Donald Trump has now won the presidency. Under the slogan “Make America Great Again,” he has viciously attacked Mexicans and Muslims, threatened to deport millions and boasted that he will build walls and close borders.
It was good to get all your responses to the Trump election, and to the message we sent out, first posted on revcom.us:
World Can't Wait | December 29, 2016
They are all members of the ruling class and led or hope to lead this empire. That doesn't make them inherently fascist. Even while Obama said the "They are on the same team," it doesn't mean that they play the same way. "Fascism is the exercise of blatant dictatorship by the bourgeois (capitalist-imperialist) class, ruling through reliance on open terror and violence, trampling on what are supposed to be civil and legal rights, wielding the power of the state and mobilizing organized groups of fanatical thugs to commit atrocities against masses of people, particularly groups of people identified as 'enemies,' 'undesirables,' or 'dangers to society.'" (from revcom.us)
FAQ #1: Are you saying Hilary should be President? Won't stopping Trump and Pence from taking office just give us Hillary?
The election of Donald Trump was not the will of the people. This election was illegitimate and his ascension to power would be even more illegitimate and so must not be allowed. No!
We aren't saying Hilary should be president. In fact, World Can’t Wait was at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) calling the whole election between a fascist (Trump) and a war criminal (Clinton) illegitimate.