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  •  you're asking a political question (2+ / 0-)
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    thegood thebad thedumb, willrob

    not a legal one.  

    Legally, this is straight up bad.

    Politically, I don't understand it either.  It does seem clear that our government feels the need to empower itself to detain anyone it deems a suspected terrorist.  It also seems clear that they are absolutely unwilling to justify that need to us.  Frankly, that terrifies me.  

    "Rules must be binding. Violations must be punished. Words must mean something." President Obama in Prague on April 5

    by jlynne on Thu Dec 15, 2011 at 06:55:43 AM PST

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    •  Couldn't have said it better. (2+ / 0-)
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      Throw The Bums Out, jlynne
      Legally, this is straight up bad.
      And this.
      It also seems clear that they are absolutely unwilling to justify that need to us.  Frankly, that terrifies me.
      I've read a lot of American history, until recently, when it took a fork in the road that doesn't relate to anything I've read.

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