Dealing on detentions

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March 20, 2011
The American Prospect
by Adam Serwer  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon wants to make a deal with the Obama administration on detention policy. 'I don't want us to get hardened on any positions until we sit down and understand each other's positions,' the California Republican said in an unexpectedly cordial House Armed Services Committee hearing Thursday. 'I do not want this to get on a partisan track.' McKeon's conciliatory tone might seem odd, given that just last week he attacked the president for 'repeating the mistakes of the Bush administration by attempting to generate detainee policy by executive fiat' with his new indefinite-detention proposal." (03/18/11)  

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