new year's police state

Dampening the urge to celebrate over the weekend was President Obama's Dec. 31 signing of an indefinite military detention bill that violates every principle of freedom the US stands on. Our forebears fought for such protections as right to counsel, right to speedy trial, and habeas corpus proceedings requiring authorities to show cause for imprisonment. They believed in basic human rights. These might be limited or curtailed in "war" with respect to our "enemies" but while wars end, under the Obama detention law, cruel imprisonment does not. (Many of the Guantanamo prisoners have been locked up since the first Afghan war of ten years ago.)

Obama "promises" this won't be used on US citizens - ha ha ha.