Obama Signs Indefinite Detention Bill into Law

aRyan

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More anti-American, traitorous laws from Quota-Boy.

http://www.aclu.org/national-security/president-obama-signs-indefinite-detention-bill-law


December 31, 2011
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WASHINGTON – President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into law today. The statute contains a sweeping worldwide indefinite detention provision. While President Obama issued a signing statement saying he had “serious reservations” about the provisions, the statement only applies to how his administration would use the authorities granted by the NDAA, and would not affect how the law is interpreted by subsequent administrations. The White House had threatened to veto an earlier version of the NDAA, but reversed course shortly before Congress voted on the final bill.

“President Obama's action today is a blight on his legacy because he will forever be known as the president who signed indefinite detention without charge or trial into law,” said Anthony D. Romero, ACLU executive director. “The statute is particularly dangerous because it has no temporal or geographic limitations, and can be used by this and future presidents to militarily detain people captured far from any battlefield. The ACLU will fight worldwide detention authority wherever we can, be it in court, in Congress, or internationally.”

Under the Bush administration, similar claims of worldwide detention authority were used to hold even a U.S. citizen detained on U.S. soil in military custody, and many in Congress now assert that the NDAA should be used in the same way again. The ACLU believes that any military detention of American citizens or others within the United States is unconstitutional and illegal, including under the NDAA. In addition, the breadth of the NDAA’s detention authority violates international law because it is not limited to people captured in the context of an actual armed conflict as required by the laws of war.

“We are incredibly disappointed that President Obama signed this new law even though his administration had already claimed overly broad detention authority in court,” said Romero. “Any hope that the Obama administration would roll back the constitutional excesses of George Bush in the war on terror was extinguished today. Thankfully, we have three branches of government, and the final word belongs to the Supreme Court, which has yet to rule on the scope of detention authority. But Congress and the president also have a role to play in cleaning up the mess they have created because no American citizen or anyone else should live in fear of this or any future president misusing the NDAA’s detention authority.”

The bill also contains provisions making it difficult to transfer suspects out of military detention, which prompted FBI Director Robert Mueller to testify that it could jeopardize criminal investigations. It also restricts the transfers of cleared detainees from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay to foreign countries for resettlement or repatriation, making it more difficult to close Guantanamo, as President Obama pledged to do in one of his first acts in office.
 
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aRyan

aRyan

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Obama is such a terrible, terrible President. Even worse than the previous mass murderer we had in office.
 

D.O.A.

These are great days we're living, bros
Exactly 220 years to the date after the Bill of Rights was ratified, the US Senate today voted 86 to 13 in favor of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, allowing the indefinite detention and torture of Americans
okay we have obama at #1, but who are the other 86 traitors? and what parties & interests do they represent.
Among the corporations which have lobbied in support of NDAA FY2012 are several military contractors, including Honeywell and Bluewater Defense, who together have received millions of dollars in Pentagon guarantees this year alone.
oic, so the real american government sealed the deal. obama just be following orders like the rest before him. Must suck to get all the way to the top politically and get stuck signing shit that other people wrote and demand be enforced.

obama = 0
military industrial complex = 1
 
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aRyan

aRyan

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okay we have obama at #1, but who are the other 86 traitors? and what parties & interests do they represent.


oic, so the real american government sealed the deal. obama just be following orders like the rest before him. Must suck to get all the way to the top politically and get stuck signing shit that other people wrote and demand be enforced.

obama = 0
military industrial complex = 1
With AIPAC being the largest lobby in the US Congress, it's not hard to tell who makes the calls. The Senate is no better. We truly are run by an extremely shady, extremely insane small group of people hell bent on achieving their crazy goals.

The house nigger just signs papers and makes black people proud for some reason even though he has a white coal burning mother.
 

Grizz

Feasting
I was under the impression that some portions of this bill were necessary and that he passed it to avoid delaying it (as you know how that goes) and would later remove or dismiss those (shady) portions. I guess we'll see in time.
 

markjohn

NewbieX
With AIPAC being the largest lobby in the US Congress, it's not hard to tell who makes the calls. The Senate is no better. We truly are run by an extremely shady, extremely insane small group of people hell bent on achieving their crazy goals.

The house nigger just signs papers and makes black people proud for some reason even though he has a white coal burning mother.
Israel-Firster Dual-citizenship= conflict of interest to govern the us. There is a lawsuit(an impeachment of all of the congress who voted for the ndaa bill as we speak) You can look up your home state congressmen and see if they voted for it and sign the nation wide petition. This bill could work in OUR favour - if the congressmen are found guilty they could be tried acordingly to the NDAA bill they voted for- ahh the irony!
 
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