Saturday, June 27, 2009

The unforgiving minute

Didn't need to cast an "Obama for Change" vote last fall to get this; we already had it:

White House Is Drafting Executive Order to Allow Indefinite Detention; Move Would Bypass Congress

The Obama administration, fearing a battle with Congress that could stall plans to close Guantanamo, is drafting an executive order that would reassert presidential authority to incarcerate suspected terrorists indefinitely, according to three senior government officials with knowledge of White House deliberations.

Such an order would embrace claims by former President George W. Bush that certain people can be detained without trial for long periods under the laws of war.

Minute's up.

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