Tuesday, February 10, 2009

"Exactly" the Same Position

Not good. The Obama administration cites the "state secrets" privilege in calling for a rendition case to be thrown out:

Justice Department attorney, Douglas Letter, told the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals that the Obama administration was taking "exactly" the same position as the previous White House in calling for dismissal of a lawsuit by five terrorism suspects snatched by U.S. agents in foreign countries and delivered to secret detention sites in other countries.

Glenn Greenwald has a lot more on Obama's 180 degree reversal.