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Jefferson23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-11 09:53 AM
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1. It never seems to fucking end. The Military Commission Act had
35 Democrats to sign on for its passage, most were Blue Dogs..what is the reason this time?

snip* There have been no hearings on the provision, nor has its necessity been explained by Rep. McKeon or anyone else in Congress.

The idea that Congress is about to pass new authority for a worldwide war as we're trying to ramp down our efforts in both Iraq and Afghanistan is starting to get attention. We're hoping that the House Armed Serviced Committee, and the full House, will reconsider this troubling and dangerous provision. We'll keep you updated as this troubling provision progresses, but you can help now by telling your representative to oppose any new and expanded war authority.

http://www.aclu.org/blog/national-security/unchecked-ex...
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