From The Colbert Report April 15, 2009.
Stephen Colbert takes President Obama to task for his decision to preserve the habeas corpus policy of the Bush administration at Bagram Air Force Base in Afghanistan.
Colbert: You see, the President is fighting a federal court's ruling that the detainees at Afghanistan's Bagram Air Force Base have the right to habeas corpus. That they have the right to challenge their detention. But he's just following the long-standing principle of American justice: guilty until proven forgotten about. That is essentially the same stance taken by George Bush with one important difference: Obama makes the kids like it.
Now I don't know why he's denying them habeas corpus. I can only assume the guys they've got detained over there did something really unforgiveable. Like remind Obama he was once a professor of Constitional law. That is cold.
Stephen Colbert is correct to criticize the President for this. We need to support the President when he's right and not act like the right wing did with Bush and their blind support of him no matter what, and call him out when he's wrong.