A Man’s Word is His …

“Instead of detainees arriving at Guantanamo and facing a Combatant Status Review Tribunal that allows them no real chance to prove their innocence with evidence or a lawyer, we could have developed a real military system of justice that would sort out the suspected terrorists from the accidentally accused.”

“… I have heard, for example, the argument that it should be military courts, and not Federal judges, who should make decisions on these detainees. I actually agree with that.”

Senator Barack Obama on the Senate floor, in 2006, as he spoke in favor of legislation to try the terrorist detainees in a military tribunal:

This was debate in the United States Senate, not a campaign promise. How strong are this man beliefs or how good is his word ? Well, he has truly brought change to the White House–changing his word.