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Obama to retain indefinite detention?

Jeff G@Protein Wisdom:

I think any such revolt [against Obama by Move On et al, if he continues Guantanamo and indefinite detention] will be essentially toothless and perfunctory, and that Obama’s administration will suffer no ill-effects from staying with a policy of detention that has kept the US safe since 911.

And this is because many of the “civil liberties” absolutists who sprung up in the wake of the Bush Administration’s attempts to navigate new challenges presented to traditional prisoner detention (given the nature of the enemy, and the difficulty in giving a concrete, corporeal outline to the “enemy”) were nothing more than political opportunists whose first and primary concern was regaining power.

Attacking Bush’s so-called civil liberties violations was but a means to an end.

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