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Gitmo detainees; 9/11 families ask for fair trials, Obama ignores promises

In foreign policy, liberty and rights on December 5, 2009 at 7:14 am

A recent video by the ACLU features families of 9/11 victims asking that Guantanamo Bay detainees be tried in federal courts. While some prisoners are being tried in federal courts, many more are being subject to military commissions or, worse yet, receiving no trial at all.

This week, the Obama administration quietly resumed military commissions at Guantanamo Bay. Obama had suspended the commissions after taking office in January. He was also a loud opponent of the commissions during his campaign and promised to close Guantanamo Bay.

As feminist author Naomi Wolf points out, not much has changed since George W. Bush.