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Fri Dec 16, 2011, 06:14 PM

ACLU: President Obama: Veto Indefinite Detention

http://www.aclu.org/blog/national-security/president-obama-veto-indefinite-detention

Dec 16th, 2011

Posted by Laura W. Murphy, Director, Washington Legislative Office at 4:03pm

As I write this, the Defense Authorization bill is on its way to President Obama's desk. The bill contains dangerous, sweeping worldwide indefinite detention provisions.

Leading members of Congress have already indicated that they believe that these provisions could be used by this and any future president to indefinitely detain people without charge or trial even American citizens and others picked up within the borders of the United States.

According to reports, the President's advisors are recommending that he not veto this legislation despite earlier promises to do so. We need to tell the President to listen to the American people.

There are moments in America when our freedoms depend on the willingness of a President to act firmly and decisively to sustain our fundamental values; moments that decide the course our nation takes for years to come.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Fri Dec 16, 2011, 06:36 PM

2. He's probably not going to.

The Patriot Act and this NDAA bill complete each other.

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Fri Dec 16, 2011, 07:08 PM

3. This bill is unconstitutional and the ACLU could

probably receive a lot of donations to sue.

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Fri Dec 16, 2011, 07:08 PM

4. Who

"Leading members of Congress have already indicated that they believe that these provisions could be used by this and any future president to indefinitely detain people without charge or trial even American citizens and others picked up within the borders of the United States."

...are these leading member of Congress making this claim, especially since 83 Senators voted for the bill?

Maybe instead of pressing for a symbolic veto because of a provision no one can seem to point to in the text, the ACLU and others should shift focus to ensuring that Congress removes the uncertainty created by this legislation.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/100225975

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Fri Dec 16, 2011, 07:22 PM

5. What are they smoking?

Did you see what this passed by?

Congress would overturn a veto easily.

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