Those who voted for Obama in 2008 expected something different. "The detention of American citizens, without access to counsel, fair procedure, or pursuant to judicial authorization, as enemy combatants is unconstitutional," he told The Boston Globe.
from Czar Barack: The candidate who criticized Bush-Cheney became the president who continued their legacy
An Afghan investigative commission accused the American military on Saturday of abusing detainees in the Bagram prison facilities and reiterated President Hamid Karzai’s demand that the U.S. turn the detainees over to Afghan custody.
The U.S. is holding about 3,000 detainees at Bagram, many of whom have not been charged with a crime, have seen no evidence against them, and do not have the right to be represented by a lawyer, in addition to being exposed to harsh conditions.from Afghan Commission Accuses US of Detainee Abuse
Like the Who said: Meet the new boss - same as the old boss (the boss being Mammon/Beelzebub, Lord of the Flies, Satan's underworld lieutenant). Obama, like all of the other political candidates served up on a silver platter by the media, are slight variations on the same tired old theme, and over the long term, it doesn't matter which of them is elected. Our elections are essentially puppet popularity contests. Actual alternatives are killed or given life sentences.
However, this is just a phase in our evolution which some have characterized as a confrontation with evil. Eventually, after mankind undergoes various trials/ordeals, the "climate" will change again, and the forces of good will prevail. Soon, Mammon's puppets will no longer be able to pretend to be our friends, because their evil will be "written" on their faces, so they're in a rush to consolidate their grip over the planet, and implement an Orwellian fascist state designed to drive the human spirit out of the world. Indefinite detention combined with torture/torment is just one of the more extreme aspects of this. It is also intended to torment and terrorize even those who are "free," because we don't like our fellow humans to suffer, and we're afraid that we'll end up in a similar situation.
They've tried before, and failed, and they'll probably fail this time too, although that doesn't mean that we should just sit back and wait for a sunnier day. I think we should at least learn to recognize the true nature of pure evil, instead of just swallowing the Hollywood version intended to distract us from the reality all around us. Ask yourself how useful the typical pod-person, as depicted by Hollywood, would be to Satan. His ultimate goal is to drive the human spirit out of the world by creating a world order which is incompatible with it, so you would expect his agents to be in positions where, for example, they control our access to the stuff we need to live (such as in real estate), and indeed that's where you will find many of them, raking desperate homeowners over the coals for a pittance of payment-reduction, or throwing families out on the street while so many houses got to pot, "waiting for the market to improve." (This is an example of the banality of evil, like Sen. Graham's pathetic "justification" for dispensing with due process.) They ensure that those who have sold their souls get the best of everything, while those who have not get the worst. They work together like the fingers of a fist aimed at humanity's face, not because the fingers love each other, but because they're all part of the same hand.