Rahm’s collusion with Repubs to nix civilian terror trials

The Latest Rahm-linology:
Working with GOP to Undermine Civilian Terror Trials
By: emptywheel

I wonder how Greg Craig-ousted from the Administration because he tried to do the right thing on Gitmo-feels about this.

In December 2008, Obama, Emanuel and Republican Sens. John McCain (Ariz.) and Lindsey O. Graham (S.C.) met in Obama’s transition headquarters in Chicago to discuss detainee policy. According to Graham, Obama turned to him at one point and said, ” ‘I’m going to need your help closing Guantanamo Bay. . . .

I want you and Rahm to start talking.’ ” They did, and as the discussions progressed, Emanuel grew wary that closing the U.S. military prison in Cuba was possible without opening a slew of other politically sensitive national security problems ” ‘This stuff is like flypaper,’ ” Graham recalled Emanuel saying.

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