Morning Report: No Veto on the NDAA
From the ACLU
Needless to say, we’re deeply disappointed that the President’s advisors have recommended that he not veto the bill. In a statement released yesterday, Laura W. Murphy, director of the ACLU Washington Legislative Office stated, “The president should more carefully consider the consequences of allowing this bill to become law. If President Obama signs this bill, it will damage both his legacy and American’s reputation for upholding the rule of law. The last time Congress passed indefinite detention legislation was during the McCarthy era and President Truman had the courage to veto that bill. We hope that the president will consider the long view of history before codifying indefinite detention without charge or trial.”
Morning Report: No Veto
Submitted by occupation blog on Thu, 12/15/2011 - 8:56am
The President’s staff will not recommend a veto, according to the White House.
End of an Age
This legislation pretty much ends the constitutional framework that took more than 200 years to fashion. In that time, countless precedents were established, all of them in direct opposition to the language found in the National Defense Authorization Act 2012. There are many scenarios that could result. What will happen when the first dozen or so are arrested, then imprisoned in another country? Will they be put in box cars for dramatic effect? Will the media pay any attention, or will we see another demonstration of their lapdog tendencies? The legislation has made it this far, with little attention and no doubt will become law, (Forget about the alleged veto threat. Turns out that was all a ruse. The provision to jail American citizens without a trial or charges was included at the behest of Mr. Obama).