Earlier this morning, I tweeted about the publication of President Obama’s Executive Order of March 7th 2011. It is titled:
Periodic Review of Individuals Detained at Guantanamo Bay Naval Station Pusuant to the Authorization for Use of Military Force
Besides this Executive Order being a complete turn around on his campaign promise to close Gitmo (“you can take that to the bank!” he said), it also legalizes the “continued law of war detention”, which means anyone deemed a ‘terrorist’ by the United States can be thrown in jail without due process for an undetermined length of time.
Now, re-read the title of the Executive Order.
I was unable to find the word ‘pusuant’ in any dictionary available to me.
I believe this to be a typo. Instead it should have read ‘pursuant’.
If the Whitehouse can’t be bothered to run an Executive Order through a spell checker, how can we assume they ran it through a constitutional legal review?
In case the EO is corrected in the future, here is a PDF of the page as documented on March 8 2011 at 6:36am PST