- "The enemy is just laughing over this, because they will have gotten another victory," Ret. Adm. John Hutson told The Huffington Post. "There'll be one more victory. There won't be any bloodshed or immediate bloodshed, there's not a big explosion, except in a metaphorical sense, but it is a victory nonetheless for the enemy. And it's a self-inflicted wound."
- Special Project | The Fight for American Rights and Liberties: Week of December 11
Michael McCauliff, Huffington Post
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A measure that Congress will likely pass this week allowing indefinite detentions of Americans by the U.S. military will mark a significant loss in the war on terrorism, says a retired admiral who ran the Navy legal system.
The National Defense Authorization Act, passed by the Senate just over a week ago after a heated debate, includes a provision that requires the military to hold foreign-born terrorism suspects, and also lets the military grab U.S. citizens for indefinite detention.
Special Project | The Fight for American Rights and Liberties: Week of December 11, David Culver, ed., Evergreene Digest
- At this point, hundreds of thousands of people here should be screaming out loud but the past decade of propaganda has apparently worked so well and American apathy and distraction is so great, that there is nothing but mostly silence. --Coleen Rowley
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