What do you all think about the new administration policy to remove the term "enemy combatant" from the use as a title for gitmo or other detainees that have not been charged? From what I understand, although the term has been dropped by the justice dept., the executive branch is maintaining the same authority the Bush administration did by continuing to detain suspects without official charges. Although I cannot substantiate the quote, I have been informed that one explanation offered by the administration is that prisoners taken from combat and non-combat zones alike, while outwardly appearing as civilians may be actually part of a loose netowork of terrorists or their supporters. The problem with this line of logic is that take to its conclusion, the administration woudl be within its rights to detain ANYONE without having to establish due cause. I am personally bothered by this fact because I am quit unabashedly unsupportive of Obama's policy, so far. Could he... would he ever attempt to detain me or someone like me just because we are willing to say that we disagree or because we may attempt to show why we and others should disagree? It seems all to easy for Obama to limit the freedoms that innocent civilians deserve. If people refuse to see this truth, what sort of totalitarian Nazi-ist-ish regime might we find ourselves in? Back during the election, I said that Obama was more like Bush than McCain. I am unfamiliar with McCain's position on detainees held without charges, but Obamas position seems to mirror Bush's in all but semantics. PS It's late, and I'm tired. So I apologize ahead of time for spelling and/or grammatical errors.