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Americans face Guantánamo detention after Obama climbdown

• The Guardian

Barack Obama has abandoned a commitment to veto a new security law that allows the military to indefinitely detain without trial American terrorism suspects arrested on US soil who could then be shipped to Guantánamo Bay.

Human rights groups accused the president of deserting his principles and disregarding the long-established principle that the military is not used in domestic policing. The legislation has also been strongly criticised by libertarians on the right angered at the stripping of individual rights for the duration of "a war that appears to have no end".

 

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Comment by Temper Bay
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Slaves and the guilty will go to Gitmo - innocent freemen will not, though they die fighting.


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