Sometimes things are not so easy. Some times even the president cannot stop things on his own.
Army judge won't stop war court
The chief judge of the Guantánamo war court Thursday spurned a presidential request to freeze the military commissions, and said he would go forward with next month's hearing for an alleged USS Cole bomber in a capital terror case.
Abd el Rahim al Nashiri, a Saudi Arabian, faces a Feb. 9 arraignment on terror charges he helped orchestrate the October 2000 al Qaeda suicide bombing that killed 17 U.S. sailors off the coast of Yemen.
Nashiri is now held at the remote U.S. Navy base in southeast Cuba after years of CIA detention in which the agency has confirmed it waterboarded him in secret custody.
On the one hand I can understand President Obama saying "stop everything, we need to take a look at this". On the other hand I can understand a judge saying "the POTUS has had more than enough time already, this man has been held for too long, I cannot make allowances just because the person who happens to be POTUS has changed, it is the same Executive".
So, it is just one more mess created by the clown who left.