Friday, December 02, 2011
Detention Bill Better!
Well, the Senate came to its senses.
Last night, the Senate voted 99 to 1 for a compromise on the nettlesome terror detention provision in the national defense authorization bill. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) proposed a second amendment explicitly stating what supporters of the McCain-Levin language claimed to be true: that there was nothing in the bill that would change existing law for the detention of U.S. citizens and legal residents arrested in the United States.
Believe it or not, the Administration may veto because of this provision.