Sunday, March 15, 2009

Obama Won’t Label Terrorists As ‘Enemy Combatants’

The administration of US President Barack Obama has scrapped the term "enemy combatant" to refer to terrorists. In a break with the Bush administration, the US Justice Department says its detention policy will from now on adhere to international legislation.The sweeping presidential powers advocated by President George W. Bush allowed the US to circumvent international law and to hold terrorists at Guantánamo Bay. President Obama has previously announced that the Guantánamo Bay is to be closed down.