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WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration said Tuesday it could continue to imprison non-U.S. citizens indefinitely even if they have been acquitted of terrorism charges by a U.S. military commission.
Jeh Johnson, the Defense Department's chief lawyer, told the Senate Armed Services Committee that releasing a detainee who has been tried and found not guilty was a policy decision that officials would make based on their estimate of whether the prisoner posed a future threat.
Originally posted by babbleonian
reply to post by Alien Mind
The camps were never about "preventing terrorism" or "gathering information." They were torture porn for the Elite. They were a spectacle we staged so that the rest of the world could see the American Empire can do what it wants, to whom it wants, whenever it wants to do it.
We will imprison, torture, kill, release, or continue to hold captive at will. The message of the detainment policy under Bush is the same as it will be under Obasma--International regulations don't matter. International opinion doesn't matter. America is the great sorcerer, we make reality. We have officially made mere paper of treaties, laws, and agreements.
So this is hardly a surprising development for anyone who has been Awake.