Flashback: Obama’s U-Turn On Indefinite Detention Bill a “Historic Tragedy” For Rights

January 1, 2012

President Obama, who pledged to veto the National Defense Authorization Act, has signed it.

Of course his promise was only for public consumption. After all, lying to your enemy is what invading corporate takeover armies do.

It was the Obama administration all along that demanded the indefinite detention provisions be added while at the same time telling the America people he was fighting to protect their rights.

This is treason on parade, in your face all out despotism!

Obama Signs Defense Authorization Bill

Sara Sorcher
National Journal
January 1, 2012

President Obama signed on Saturday the defense authorization bill, formally ending weeks of heated debate in Congress and intense lobbying by the administration to strip controversial provisions requiring the transfer of some terror suspects to military custody.

“I have signed this bill despite having serious reservations with certain provisions that regulate the detention, interrogation, and prosecution of suspected terrorists,” Obama said in a statement accompanying his signature.

The White House had originally threatened to veto the $662 billion bill, considered must-pass legislation, over the language that requires mandatory military custody for suspects linked to al-Qaida or its affiliates, even if they are captured in the U.S. Just before the House and Senate passed the bill comfortably, the White House said it would support the bill’s compromise language that, as tweaked by conference committee, would not impede the administration’s ability to collect intelligence or incapacitate dangerous terrorists.

Still, administration officials have admitted publicly the final provisions were not the preferred approach of this administration.

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