Repealing due process, declaring permanent war

posted by
May 12, 2011
CounterPunch
by Mike Whitney  
Posted in Commentary, LAND Commentary

"House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon (R-CA) is pushing a bill through congress that will repeal due process and give the President nearly-unlimited powers to wage war wherever and whenever he chooses without congressional approval. Because the language in the so-called Detainee Security Act of 2011 is (intentionally?) vague, it's impossible to know at whom it is directed. Is the real focus on suspects captured by the military in the so-called War on Terror or civilians who oppose US foreign policy? It's hard to say." (05/12/11)

http://counterpunch.org/whitney05122011.html  

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