reply to post by this_is_who_we_are
I'm afraid we're still missing each other, there must be a major misunderstanding.
Check Megamind's reply. This clause waives the "Covered Persons" clause at the discretion of the Secretary of Defense,
It seems to
me that the waiver clause you're referring to says that it waives the provisions of paragraph 1. Are we in agreement there?
But the "Covered Persons" clause is labelled paragraph 2. Are we still good?
So if the waiver clause affects paragraph 1, and the "Covered Persons" clause is paragraph 2, then this clause does not
waive the "Covered
Persons" clause. OK?
meaning a U.S. Citizen is not exempt from military arrest under the provisions of the Bill.
This part I agree with. But only if
we're talking about a US citizen who is part of, or collaborating with al-Qaeda, the Taliban, or, well you can read the rest of it.
The waiver clause only lets the SecDef spring people from military custody, hand out a "Get out of jail free" card, so to speak. There is no more
authority to detain people than there was ten years ago.