Obama has finally seen the light and rescinded his January 2009 executive order regarding military tribunals at Guantanamo Bay. Of course many on the left now realize that in doing so he has destroyed an possibility that George W Bush will even be charged with war crimes as so many of them had hoped.
It seems this move is designed to gain favor from some moderates on terrorism and national security issues for the 2012 election. Its kind of strange for him because by continuing another Bush policy he is obviously going to further anger his far-left supporters.
Obama needs to stick to one side or the other – either he is a far left nutcase, or he believes in defending this country – he cant have it both ways.