Thursday, January 5, 2012

It's Always In The Fine Print: Truth of the NDAA

OBAMA HAS SIGNED THE NDAA INTO LAW!!!! This means that the government can now detain and torture you without a fair trial

I've seen this on a few sites condemning Obama as Satan again, so I looked into it and came across some clarity as to what this actually means within the bill itself.

“ Second, under section 1021(e), the bill may not be construed to affect any “existing law or authorities relating to the detention of United States citizens, lawful resident aliens of the United States, or any other persons who are captured or arrested in the United States.” My Administration strongly supported the inclusion of these limitations in order to make clear beyond doubt that the legislation does nothing more than confirm authorities that the Federal courts have recognized as lawful under the 2001 AUMF. Moreover, I want to clarify that my Administration will not authorize the indefinite military detention without trial of American citizens. Indeed, I believe that doing so would break with our most important traditions and values as a Nation. ”


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