WH Issues Statement Saying It Will Not Veto Defense Bill

Filed in National by on December 14, 2011

According to a couple reports, the White House has released a statement saying it will not veto a defense spending bill that allows for indefinite military detentions. – via TMP

My good friend anonone to commence bile spewing in 5, 4, 3,….

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  1. WVHilltop says:

    The Grand Experiment is over, and the lamb like beast is ready to speak as a dragon.

  2. Chris says:

    I will wait for an official statement or the actual signing of the bill to comment. I would hope he would keep this promise.

  3. puck says:

    Maybe anonone has been detained.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Of course not. Senator Carl Levin exposed the administration on the Senate floor telling the world, “it was the administration who put this language in the bill”. We have been screwed, blued, and tatooed. Time to run a real progressive against Obama and push him to where the country is, center left. Americanselect.org and the 99%declaration have both been exposed as sham groups. Multimillionaires are supporting americanselect and 99%Declaration are going to run conservative candidates on an occupy progressive agenda…we are being bamboozled and hoodwinked.

  5. Chris says:

    The new language still does not guarantee citizens the right of due process. Apparently this just goes with the power to execute citizens without trial. Nothing to see here folks.

  6. anonone says:

    The American Police State with overwhelming bipartisan support continues to bare its teeth. It is no coincidence that these amendments were rapidly introduced into this bill in secret as the Occupy Wall Street movement began to get some legs.

    Jason, I am not sure why you think it is “bile spewing” to speak with disgust and disrespect of dictators. Traditionally, this used to be an American value. And make no mistake: the American Police State led by Obama has assumed dictatorial powers that are beyond the reach of the courts or the legislatures.

  7. kavips says:

    I now know, exactly how Caesar felt when he saw his best friend and confident, Brutus holding a bloodied dagger in his hand…

  8. Jason330 says:

    Anonone is right of course. I just didn’t know how to express that. “bile spewing” was simply bad writtinh on my part.

  9. anonone says:

    Greenwald’s take on this is too important not to be read. Obama is clearly and purposely leading America into an occupied military police state. There is no freedom or justice in a country that imprisons its citizens indefinitely without charges, trial, or legal representation.

    As an American, voting for Barack Obama makes as much sense as an Egyptian voting for Hosni Mubarak.

    Ron Paul, even with his utter lunacy, seems to be the only candidate that actually cares about civil liberties.

  10. Dave says:

    While Greenwald is entertaining, I prefer to get my sourcer material, well directly from the source: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/F?c112:2:./temp/~c112hLZdb8:e548990:

    In case the link does not work or no one really wants to delve that deep, I provide the pertinent section:

    “(b) Applicability to United States Citizens and Lawful Resident Aliens-
    (1) UNITED STATES CITIZENS- The requirement to detain a person in military custody under this section does not extend to citizens of the United States.
    (2) LAWFUL RESIDENT ALIENS- The requirement to detain a person in military custody under this section does not extend to a lawful resident alien of the United States on the basis of conduct taking place within the United States, except to the extent permitted by the Constitution of the United States.”

    I haven’t read the entire NDAA yet (it’s part of my job to understand what’s in it), but this part seems pretty clear. So unless something contradicts this…

  11. anonone says:

    As Greenwald makes clear, Obama fought against including the American citizen exemption that you cited, or anything else that would limit the executive’s power to imprison people indefinitely without charges, trial, or legal representation.

    Obama has already carried out the assassination at least one citizen.

  12. Chris says:

    Still nervous about how the language will be interpreted. Why didn’t the language expressly exempt citizens and lawful resident aliens. After all waterboarding is not currently considered torture but it was during WWII.

  13. D. Kennedy says:

    “I will wait for an official statement or the actual signing of the bill to comment. I would hope he would keep this promise.”

    HAHAHAHAHA! Yea, like so many others.