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Three myths about the detention bill

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  • Christopher Blackwell
    FRIDAY, DEC 16, 2011 4:56 AM MST Three myths about the detention bill BY GLENN GREENWALD Condemnation of President Obama is intense, and growing, as a result
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 20, 2011
      FRIDAY, DEC 16, 2011 4:56 AM MST
      Three myths about the detention bill
      BY GLENN GREENWALD

      Condemnation of President Obama is intense, and growing, as a result of
      his announced intent to sign into law the indefinite detention bill embedded
      in the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). These denunciations
      come not only from the nation's leading civil liberties and human rights groups,
      but also from the pro-Obama New York Times Editorial Page, which today has
      a scathing Editorial describing Obama's stance as "a complete political cave-in,
      one that reinforces the impression of a fumbling presidency" and lamenting that
      "the bill has so many other objectionable aspects that we can't go into them all,"
      as well as from vocal Obama supporters such as Andrew Sullivan, who wrote
      yesterday that this episode is "another sign that his campaign pledge to be vigilant
      about civil liberties in the war on terror was a lie." In damage control mode,
      White-House-allied groups are now trying to ride to the rescue with attacks on the
      ACLU and dismissive belittling of the bill's dangers.

      http://www.salon.com/2011/12/16/three_myths_about_the_detention_bill/
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