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McCain says American Citizens Can Be Sent to Guantanamo

• The Progressive

U.S. citizens beware: A bill being debated on the Senate floor this week is likely to pass, and if it becomes law, you could be sent to Guantanamo Bay.

The bill is the National Defense Authorization Act, S. 1867. Section 1031 of the bill gives the President and the Armed Forces enormous power to detain people they believe were involved in the attacks of Sept. 11 or supported Al-Qaeda, the Taliban, or “associated forces that are engaged in hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners.”

That section empowers the President to detain such persons indefinitely without trial or to try them before a military court or to transfer them “to the custody or control of the person's country of origin, any other foreign country, or any other foreign entity.”

Sen. Mark Udall introduced an amendment to modify this section, and his amendment was voted down on Tuesday.

 

2 Comments in Response to

Comment by lady jane
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This is a frightening turn against our freedoms giving the government too much authority in our lives opening  the door for a "police state".  Is this another attempt to squash our first amendment rights?  I fear we will fall prey to witch hunts conducted by a power hungry government that is much too corrupt. 

Maybe the first ones for Guantanamo should be our president and his corrupt cronies. 

 John McCain you need to go!!!! 

 

Comment by Temper Bay
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McCain is a scumbag traitor and should have been left in Nam. 


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