The Senate is trying to enshrine the Bush-Obama indefinite-detention-without-trial regime. It is, of course, obscene. Amusingly, Mr. Obama is opposing, on the basis that it "limits flexibility." But I really think that it has more to do with the bill implying that Congress has any say in this whatsoever. Whatever. It's up for a floor vote on Monday, having been drafted in secret and voted upon with no warning in a committee right before Thanksgiving.
Which is, of course, how you always do things you're sure are right and good.
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