Sunday, January 08, 2012

Liberal take on NDAA

Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) on New Year's Eve. As I've said many times in the past, any law created in December, when the news is scarcely monitored by Americans, is usually terrible. Furthermore, bills signed into law on Christmas Eve or New Year's Eve, or on a Friday night, are the worst of the worst.

NDAA is causing problems for both sides of the political spectrum because it reportedly allows the U.S. military to seize and hold, indefinitely, U.S. citizens inside the U.S. on terrorism grounds. This would be a first.

Libertarians are furious and Righties are concerned. How about the Left? Daily Kos, bolding mine:
    Whatever your views on Obama's signature on the NDAA bill, whatever your interpretation of his signing statement, there's laying blame and there's fixing the problem. I'm more interested in fixing the problem.
It's no secret the Left is upset about the NDAA. It's really amazing to see how they cling to The One Who Can Do No Wrong when he is obviously doing things wrong. Even more amazing? Daily Kos heaped vitriol on Bush like syrup on a pancake when the USA Patriot Act became law. There was no talk about ignoring blame in favor of "fixing the problem."

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