December 15, 2011 Leave a comment
No, I’m not talking about the presidential election. Just guessing what some faceless bureaucrat, with no oversight, will have the power to say when asked how much longer I have to stay in prison before I can be charged and tried for something, anything, in America.
But you know, Obama is, in some way, I’m sure, better than any Republican, so we should re-elect him. Enthusiastically. Right?
Kudos are due to Senator Mark Udall, who attempted to remove the indefinite detention element of the National Defense Authorization Act. Alas, his amendment failed, 38-60. 15 Democratic Senators were among those who voted to be able to detain Americans indefinitely. Two Republicans opposed doing so. You can see their votes here.