posted on Dec, 15 2011 @ 01:46 PM
reply to post by poet1b
Confirmed liberal here. You're completely and utterly wrong about Obama's disagreement with the detention of citizens.
He wanted to make sure, and this has been confirmed multiple times all over the place, that he didn't want a regulation that forced him to compromise
an ongoing investigation or interrogation, which the requirement to use military detention would. He wanted that wording eliminated so he, or the
office, could choose to continue FBI or other work before the military option.
There is nothing, repeat, nothing in the bill that reaffirms the rights of any accused US citizens. Analysis skills much greater than mine would be
required to really know for sure what degrade of those rights are enclosed here, but Obama did not go to bat for our rights on this one. He went to
bat to protect the war powers provisions that allow him to fight "the war on terror."
I voted for Obama, and I'm undecided on voting for him again but haven't ruled it out. Spinning this debacle of a bill into Obama fighting for our
rights is absolute garbage though, plain and simple. It doesn't matter if you support the President or wish he was gone, this part of the bill is
garbage, as was every bill that allowed for this decline of US rights since 9/11.
This wasn't (R) vs. (D). This was massive governmental failure.