Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Obama wins right to indefinitely detain Americans under NDAA

Last week, a federal judge ruled that an temporary injunction on section 1021 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 must be made permanent, essentially barring the White House from ever enforcing a clause in the NDAA that can let them put any US citizen behind bars indefinitely over mere allegations of terrorist associations. On Monday, the US Justice Department asked for an emergency stay on that order, and hours later US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Judge Raymond Lohier agreed to intervene and place a hold on the injunction.

So Obama signs the NDAA into law but talks about how he opposes this particular provision. But later he sues to keep the provision in place? And people believe anything this man says?