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  •  Well, if Mariner says he defanged it (1+ / 0-)
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    (because if you read her previous blogs about NDAA, it is pretty clear that she was not a fan of it as it passed)
     so if she says it is effectively defanged:

    the Obama Administration issued a policy directive that effectively negates much of the NDAA’s section 1022, the section that purports to require that non-citizens suspected of strong links to terrorism be held in military, rather than civilian, custody.
    Using a national security rationale, the directive reverses the presumption of military detention that section 1022 had established."
    and she was the director of the Human Rights Watch Terrorism and Counterterrorism Program, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and belongs to the board of advisors of the International Justice Resource Center and the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism - The Hague and has taught as an adjunct professor at Georgetown Law Center and American University’s Washington College of Law,

     that should be worth something to us non-legal experts.

    •  Ok you win (2+ / 0-)
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      Dumbo, Dallasdoc

      I freely admit that it is better to have a temporary stay...a defanged version...of a horrific soul crushing Big Brother detention law than the out and out horrific soul crushing Big Brother detention law that Obama had the politically motivated politically cowardly necessity to sign. Strictly for political reasons.

      Even though this semi-legal sop of a joke "policy statement" does nothing more than prove he knows what he did by signing the law was dead wrong morally.

      If you think that is praise worthy, who am i to argue?

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