Sunday, January 1, 2012

Obama Signs Defense Bill Despite 'Serious Reservations'

[ via Huffington Post ] 31 Dec

The last 'gift' to freemen, specially in USA was signed by the US president on 31 Dec 2011.

The indefinite military detention of Americans became the law of the land Saturday, as President Barack Obama signed a defense bill that codified that authority, even as he said he would not use it.

The signing on New Year's Eve as few people were paying attention angered civil liberties advocates, who argue that the law for the first time spells out certain measures that have not actually been tested all the way to the Supreme Court, including the possibility of detaining citizens in military custody without trial for as long as there is a war on terror.



Even the president, had reservations while signing the bill:
"I have signed this bill despite having serious reservations with certain provisions that regulate the detention, interrogation, and prosecution of suspected terrorists." 

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