Obama to sign indefinite detention bill into law

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.”

Such a slippery slope we’re starting down. Scary times.

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Posted on Thursday, 15 December
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    this is awful
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    Such a slippery slope we’re starting down. Scary times.
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