This is only a Preview!

You must Publish this diary to make this visible to the public,
or click 'Edit Diary' to make further changes first.

Posting a Diary Entry

Daily Kos welcomes blog articles from readers, known as diaries. The Intro section to a diary should be about three paragraphs long, and is required. The body section is optional, as is the poll, which can have 1 to 15 choices. Descriptive tags are also required to help others find your diary by subject; please don't use "cute" tags.

When you're ready, scroll down below the tags and click Save & Preview. You can edit your diary after it's published by clicking Edit Diary. Polls cannot be edited once they are published.

If this is your first time creating a Diary since the Ajax upgrade, before you enter any text below, please press Ctrl-F5 and then hold down the Shift Key and press your browser's Reload button to refresh its cache with the new script files.


  1. One diary daily maximum.
  2. Substantive diaries only. If you don't have at least three solid, original paragraphs, you should probably post a comment in an Open Thread.
  3. No repetitive diaries. Take a moment to ensure your topic hasn't been blogged (you can search for Stories and Diaries that already cover this topic), though fresh original analysis is always welcome.
  4. Use the "Body" textbox if your diary entry is longer than three paragraphs.
  5. Any images in your posts must be hosted by an approved image hosting service (one of: imageshack.us, photobucket.com, flickr.com, smugmug.com, allyoucanupload.com, picturetrail.com, mac.com, webshots.com, editgrid.com).
  6. Copying and pasting entire copyrighted works is prohibited. If you do quote something, keep it brief, always provide a link to the original source, and use the <blockquote> tags to clearly identify the quoted material. Violating this rule is grounds for immediate banning.
  7. Be civil. Do not "call out" other users by name in diary titles. Do not use profanity in diary titles. Don't write diaries whose main purpose is to deliberately inflame.
For the complete list of DailyKos diary guidelines, please click here.

Please begin with an informative title:

From Chris Hayes at MSNBC:

All right, this week, a scoop, a new bit of information that caught my eye in Newsweek by reporter Daniel Cladman that suggest the White House is about to do something it has resisted for years. The President is now about to deliver a speech, probably three weeks, on drones, Guantanamo , the national agenda and legal foundation for the continued global war on terror. He writes, "In coming days, Obama plans to lay out a legal framework for the administration's evolving strategies on targeting, detention and prosecution. The delicate process of putting together such a major Presidential statement has apparently taken months and involved arduous wrangling. There is also increased domestic pressure on the President to close Guantanamo, where it has now been 100 days since 102 prisoners held there launched a hunger strike. Today, protesters demanding closure of Guantanamo submitted a petition to the White House, a former military prosecutor at Guantanamo and the person who started an on-line petition on-line.

You must enter an Intro for your Diary Entry between 300 and 1150 characters long (that's approximately 50-175 words without any html or formatting markup).

If it's only half as good as his 'Race Speech' (a.k.a. A More Perfect Union) was during the '08 campaign, it should still be historic. Can't wait!

Extended (Optional)

Your Email has been sent.