Obama To Issue Signing Statement With NDAA
Yesterday, I criticized President Obama for lacking the “moxie” to clear up some of the ambiguous language in the NDAA. Now, it looks like he’s going to address it.
Attorney General Eric Holder confirmed speculation Wednesday that President Barack Obama would issue a signing statement when he makes the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and its controversial detention provisions law.
‘We made really substantial progress in moving from something that was really unacceptable to the administration to something with which we still have problems,’ Holder said in response to a question from the Wall Street Journal’s Evan Perez. ‘But I think through these procedures, with these regulations we will be crafting, we can minimize the problems that will actually affect us in an operational way.’