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we thought what happened to peter watts was bad?

this is much, much worse.

ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) is holding prisoners in 186 unlisted, unmarked locations, many in suburban office parks or commercial spaces. people are shuttled around without a proper paper trail. their relatives often don't even know that they have been detained. they frequently don't have access to legal advice. they might get deported to wherever ICE thinks they should go, without anyone knowing.

i have no words. whenever i think i must have been too negative about the bush administration's actions, i must have been too paranoid (because some people i respected voted for him twice), something comes out that shows i wasn't even paranoid enough; the people on the daily kos whom i wrote off as mild conspiracy theorists, they were right all along.

and this continues to go on under obama's watch. to say i am disappointed in him would be an understatement. i never expected him to be a truly progressive president. but i expected better from him than allowing this sort of human rights violation to go on. he promised transparency. secret police and people disappearing isn't transparent.

on 2009-12-21 14:48 (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] bcholmes

on 2009-12-21 16:48 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] gam0ra.blogspot.com
I find myself in the same position. It makes me so disappointed, sad, and angry that Obama is continue and extending all of the worst things we knew about the Bush administration. ("All" may be too strong...I haven't actually counted.) So entirely not "hope" in any way.

And the abomination that is the health care plan makes me want to fire every politician in the US.

Me too.

on 2009-12-22 01:21 (UTC)
Posted by [personal profile] flarenut
Although I do kinda wonder whether they bothered to tell him either.

on 2009-12-22 23:33 (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] kalmn
i didn't expect him to be anywhere near perfect, but i expected him to be better than this.


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