What Obama Means when he says "the troops"

Meet the New Boss; Same as the Old Boss.

Andrew Sullivan points out the obvious link from yesterday’s appointment to today’s “reversal“:

It was a point of pride that the Red Cross would never be allowed in the door, Jeff says. This is important because it defied the Geneva Conventions, which require that the Red Cross have access to military prisons. “Once, somebody brought it up with the colonel. ‘Will they ever be allowed in here?’ And he said absolutely not. He had this directly from General McChrystal and the Pentagon that there’s no way that the Red Cross could get in — they won’t have access and they never will. This facility was completely closed off to anybody investigating, even Army investigators.”

People keep telling me that America is a better place since 20 January 2009. As with the claims of economic recovery “right around the corner,” there is precious little evidence.

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