She called me back tonight (she was busy speaking today) and she asked if I had space tonight if I could note something by Antiwar's John Glaser. So this is from Glaser's "Obama Won't Veto Forever-Prison Bill:"
As revealed in the Senate deliberations last week, the Obama administration itself requested the principal authors of the provision – John McCain and Carl Levin – to include language authorizing due-process-free military custody for American citizens. The initial threat of veto was apparently nothing more than political theater on the part of the White House.
The latest version of the bill passed 93-7 in the Senate, and is expected to receive broad support in the House. Both chambers of Congress are expected to vote on the bill Wednesday and Thursday, so without the President’s veto the legislation is set to become law this week.
“If President Obama signs this bill,” said Laura W. Murphy, director of the ACLU Washington Legislative Office, ”it will damage both his legacy and America’s reputation for upholding the rule of law. The last time Congress passed indefinite detention legislation was during the McCarthy era and President Truman had the courage to veto that bill. We hope that the president will consider the long view of history before codifying indefinite detention without charge or trial.”
Barack is such a liar. I don't care if it's Newt, the presidency couldn't be in worse hands than it is now. He sells us out every day and because it's the "Black" guy, no one criticizes him. Damn, I should have been born bi-racial. I was talking about this at work -- where we're all Black and all disgusted with Barack -- and we were all agreed, if he were really Black (he's half-White like yellow hammer Melissa Harris Lacewell Hot Pants Parry), he wouldn't get all the passes he does because we sure as hell didn't coast through life like he does.
Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"