Declaring war forever

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September 15, 2011
Boston Globe
by Sabin Willett  
Posted in Commentary, LAND Commentary, PND Commentary

"We're about to declare war again -- did you notice? Perhaps the new war declaration escaped your view, sitting as it does on page 359 of a spending bill working its way through Congress, where only legislative aides seem to know about it. It was devised in a closed-door mark-up session of the Senate Armed Services Committee. Provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act, now before the Senate, would let the armed forces 'detain' people who are part of or support Al Qaeda, the Taliban, or 'associated forces.' Detention is a war power. ... Osama bin Laden may be dead, but some people don’t want the war to be." (09/15/11)  

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