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happy new year from President Obama

under the radar in Hawaii, on New Year’s Eve… President Obama

http://thinkprogress.org/security/2011/12/31/396018/breaking-obama-signs-defense-authorization-bill/

home of the pained and land of the detained…

http://www.lawfareblog.com/2011/12/president-obama-signs-ndaa-into-law/

The Only Senators & Congress persons who never supported the Patriot Act and NDAA

http://freakoutnation.com/2011/12/31/the-only-senators-congress-persons-who-never-supported-the-patriot-act-and-ndaa/

http://www.aclu.org/national-security/president-obama-signs-indefinite-detention-bill-law

“President Obama’s action today is a blight on his legacy because he will forever be known as the president who signed indefinite detention without charge or trial into law,” said Anthony D. Romero, ACLU executive director. “The statute is particularly dangerous because it has no temporal or geographic limitations, and can be used by this and future presidents to militarily detain people captured far from any battlefield.  The ACLU will fight worldwide detention authority wherever we can, be it in court, in Congress, or internationally.”

…“Any hope that the Obama administration would roll back the constitutional excesses of George Bush in the war on terror was extinguished today. Thankfully, we have three branches of government, and the final word belongs to the Supreme Court, which has yet to rule on the scope of detention authority. But Congress and the president also have a role to play in cleaning up the mess they have created because no American citizen or anyone else should live in fear of this or any future president misusing the NDAA’s detention authority.”

as a dear Canadian said to me just now, if he really did not want to sign it, why did he?  Politician talk…

Officer, I did not really want to run that red light, I had reservations in speeding, but… tell that to the DMV Judge…

The American people were very clear in 2008… we wanted Hope and Change. we wanted AN END to Bush policies. We wanted Gitmo closed. We wanted an end to the wars. We wanted an end to the Patriot Act. We wanted our country and civil liberties back. Obama the candidate promised to do that and more so we voted for him.

Now one wonders, does Obama think that we will vote for him again because the GOP are so dismal/pathetic, that he can get re-elected despite this act/bill?

What a shill game this government is. Two-faced politicians… pretend to care about us …

where is President Barlett when you need him or Geena Davis’ character in that short-lived TV series. She was a fantastic president…

Obama’s last act in 2011

http://www.constitutioncampaign.org/blog/?p=5268#.Tv_oixW-ZFd

Another day in Paradise…

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