Tag: Violation of the 5th Amendment

If evil Boosh was president…

You can bet your ass that the LSM would be screaming about how the government was a bunch of fascists, especially because of revelations like this:

Lawmakers charged with merging the House and Senate versions of the National Defense Authorization Act decided on Tuesday to drop a provision that would have explicitly barred the military from holding American citizens and permanent residents in indefinite detention without trial as terrorism suspects, according to Congressional staff members familiar with the negotiations.

The White House has threatened to veto the bill over several provisions that the conference committee kept. But it was not clear whether President Obama will do so; in previous years he made similar threats only to sign it anyway, in part because lawmakers can attach identical provisions to spending bills that are difficult to veto.

My bet is the people at the WH are content that this one provision was dropped, and pissed some of the other provisions they don’t like because these provisions interfere wit this WH’s desire to do whatever they want, whenever they want to, were not. One of the provisions that pisses off Obama is about Gitmo:

Among the provisions to which Mr. Obama has objected is the extension, by one year, of prohibitions on the transfer of detainees out of the military prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. Those include a ban on bringing them into the United States and limits on sending them to nations where there are security concerns. Most of the remaining 166 detainees are from troubled places like Yemen.

Looks like the idiot lawyers in the WH still think terrorists should go through regular criminal courts and be housed with common criminals, on US soil. I am not sure what we have to worry about any of that. Holder guaranteed us convictions, after all! The nYT seems to agree with the WH on this, and be quite nonchalant about the fact that they can now hold people indefinitely. This sort of shit is only a problem when the people in charge are not collectivists. We all know collectivists are enlightened and always do the right thing.