It was inevitable, what with the “war on terror”, and the Guantanamo Bay facility. Let’s see if Obama vetos this, or if he’s just as bad as his predecessor, and all our friendly neighborhood congress critters.
Here’s the best thing that can be said about the new detention powers the Senate has tucked into next year’s defense bill: They don’t force the military to detain American citizens indefinitely without a trial. They just let the military do that. And even though the leaders of the military and the spy community have said they want no such power, the Senate is poised to pass its bill as early as tonight.