That sound you hear is heads exploding all over the wankosphere as they descend into full-metal, frothing ragegasm. Via the CBC (that leftist, socialist, Big Daddy hating smear merchant), it would appear the new boss is somewhat different from the old -- at least as far as the rule of law is concerned.
Military prosecutors have requested a suspension of all trials at Guantanamo Bay at the behest of newly installed U.S. President Barack Obama.
Obama verbally requested a 120-day continuance in the trials through U.S. Secretary of Defence Robert Gates, according to a spokesman for the military commissions at the U.S. naval base in Cuba.
Prosecutors then filed the request with judges hearing the cases of Canadian Omar Khadr and five men accused in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
"In the interests of justice, and at the direction of the president of the United States and secretary of defence, the government respectfully requests the military commission grant a continuance of the proceedings… until 20 May," states the motion, filed late Tuesday.
It says the adjournment is needed to permit the new president and his administration "time to review the military commissions process, generally, and the cases currently pending before military commissions."
The pause in proceedings would also provide the administration time to conduct a review of the cases of detainees held at Guantanamo Bay to determine whether future prosecution is warranted and if so, in which forum.
I eagerly await the first pants-pissing, terrorist-loving Commie salvo from the 101st Chairborne. Anyone want to start a pool?