US News Senate Rejects Amendment Banning Indefinite Detention

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Today, the Senate voted 38-60 to reject an important amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would have removed harmful provisions authorizing the U.S. military to pick up and imprison without charge or trial civilians, including American citizens, anywhere in the world. The amendment offered by Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.), would have replaced those provisions with a requirement for an orderly congressional review of detention power.

The Secretary of Defense, the Director of National Intelligence, the Director of the FBI and the head of the Justice Department’s National Security Division have all said that the indefinite detention provisions in the NDAA are harmful and counterproductive, and the White House has issued a veto threat over the provisions.

We’re disappointed that, despite robust opposition to the harmful detention legislation from virtually the entire national security leadership of the government, the Senate said ‘no’ to the Udall amendment and ‘yes’ to indefinite detention without charge or trial.

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I guess Americans are all just the same as terrorists.
 

Varine

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What the fuck, 60? And why didn't the other two vote, what state didn't show up?

It was the ALASKANS. Suppose they got snowed in?
 

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No idea why we didn't vote. Its not that we've been snowed in(Mind you Anchorage has had lots of snow though)
 

Varine

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No idea why we didn't vote. Its not that we've been snowed in(Mind you Anchorage has had lots of snow though)

So long as you WANTED to vote for it, then I'll let that count.
 
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