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Washington (CNN) -- The Senate on Thursday passed a giant defense bill that includes a new policy for detaining and trying suspected al Qaeda terrorists -- a policy that attracted controversy during the debate and may draw a presidential veto.
The defense authorization bill passed by a vote of 93-7.
Senators ultimately reached an agreement to amend the bill to make clear it's not the bill's intent to allow for the indefinite detention of U.S. citizens and others legally residing in the country.
"It would provide the assurance that we are not adversely affecting the rights of American citizens in this language," Levin said while expressing support for the compromise.
"It supports present law," Feinstein added.
Originally posted by Screwed
Well, America is now dead.
You me and everyone else lived to see the end of America and our freedoms. It is over.
Originally posted by ApolloBloodline
"Senators ultimately reached an agreement to amend the bill to make clear it's not the bill's intent to allow for the indefinite detention of U.S. citizens and others legally residing in the country."
What was the actual amendment to the bill? I can go on and say that we wont hold you indefinitely but... hey... we will hold you for 99 years and THEN we will hand you over to your local law enforcement. Am I wrong in this assessment?