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  •  Ah, but you make a critical point: (2+ / 0-)
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    Fogiv, terrypinder
    Cultural, political and social evolution takes centuries.

    You may, like many here, believe that indefinite detention is some recent innovation, but it isn't - there has never, ever been a firm legal finding that it is an action fundamentally denied to the US government under all circumstances.  

    We can say that the President should be working toward such a finding by vetoing a bill that enshrines the status quo, but if you forgive men like Washington and Lincoln for having to live in their times, how can you possibly demand that the President live in a future time when such a finding is made?  Is his determination of what is achievable less credible than men like Washington who didn't try to end slavery?

    A process cannot be understood by stopping it. Understanding must move with the flow of the process, must join it and flow with it. --The First Law of Mentat

    by Troubadour on Thu Dec 15, 2011 at 05:50:34 PM PST

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