The ACLU writes President Obama Signs Indefinite Detention Bill Into Law:
“President Obama’s action today is a blight on his legacy because he will forever be known as the president who signed indefinite detention without charge or trial into law,” said Anthony D. Romero, ACLU executive director. “The statute is particularly dangerous because it has no temporal or geographic limitations, and can be used by this and future presidents to militarily detain people captured far from any battlefield. The ACLU will fight worldwide detention authority wherever we can, be it in court, in Congress, or internationally.”
As I’ve argued since the beginning of the Obama presidency, the more disillusioned young people get with who they thought was for sure going to be their savior, the better it’ll be for the ideas of peace and liberty, and the more devastating it’ll be to the dying concepts of governments and nations in the long run.
Thus Obama’s election and tenure have indeed been a great success in helping push our ideas and we could have hardly asked for any more.