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Old 12-15-2011, 06:04 PM
 
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In one of the least surprising developments imaginable, President Obama – after spending months threatening to veto the Levin/McCain detention bill – yesterday announced that he would instead sign it into law (this is the same individual, of course, who unequivocally vowed when seeking the Democratic nomination to support a filibuster of “any bill that includes retroactive immunity for telecom[s],” only to turn around – once he had the nomination secure — and not only vote against such a filibuster, but to vote in favor of the underlying bill itself, so this is perfectly consistent with his past conduct). As a result, the final version of the Levin/McCain bill will be enshrined as law this week as part of the the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). I wrote about the primary provisions and implications of this bill last week, and won’t repeat those points here.

The ACLU said last night that the bill contains “harmful provisions that some legislators have said could authorize the U.S. military to pick up and imprison without charge or trial civilians, including American citizens, anywhere in the world” and added: “if President Obama signs this bill, it will damage his legacy.” Human Rights Watch said that Obama’s decision “does enormous damage to the rule of law both in the US and abroad” and that “President Obama will go down in history as the president who enshrined indefinite detention without trial in US law.”
Link: Obama to sign indefinite detention bill into law - Salon.com

This should go over well with the OWS types.
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Old 12-15-2011, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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Duplicate thread.
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Old 12-15-2011, 06:18 PM
 
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Really, I missed it. Got a link?
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Old 12-15-2011, 06:19 PM
 
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Another product of 9/11.
No wonder other nations laugh when America talks about freedom and democracy.
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Old 12-15-2011, 06:22 PM
 
Location: New Hampshire
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Really, I missed it. Got a link?
yes

//www.city-data.com/forum/polit...ama-pulls.html


One of them.
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Old 12-15-2011, 06:23 PM
 
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Another product of 9/11.
No wonder other nations laugh when America talks about freedom and democracy.
Notice how these right wingers think the big sin is that he "flip flopped" ( which he didn't) ,not that he signed in a unconstitutional law that takes civil liberties away? ....LOL

They really have their priorities right don't they?
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Old 12-15-2011, 06:24 PM
 
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Link: Obama to sign indefinite detention bill into law - Salon.com

This should go over well with the OWS types.

Right after I posted my thread on here a few days ago, someone sent me a message telling me to stop reading "Right Wing" websites and go to a Library instead...He (or she) also said Obama was going to veto it.

I am still laughing on the inside.
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Old 12-15-2011, 06:24 PM
 
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Thank you!
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Old 12-15-2011, 06:25 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Obama, while better than Bush, is still pretty terrible. Friends of mine who voted for him even think that he is a huge disappointment. He really is completely worthless. I'm not saying that any Republican candidate who rises out of the that swamp of choices will be any better, but at least, as Obama says, it will be a "change."
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Old 12-15-2011, 06:26 PM
 
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Right after I posted my thread on here a few days ago, someone sent me a message telling me to stop reading "Right Wing" websites and go to a Library instead...He (or she) also said Obama was going to veto it.

I am still laughing on the inside.
We will never know if he was going to veto the bill or not. It's not the same bill that you were discussing a few days ago. Changes were made to the bill just yesterday to eliminate provisions he objected to. Then he signed it.
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