Democracy Now: House Passes Bill Authorizing an Endless “Worldwide War”


The Republican-led House has passed a defense spending bill Thursday with a number of controversial provisions. If signed into law, the bill would prohibit any non-U.S. citizen suspected of terrorism from receiving a federal trial regardless of where they were arrested. In addition, the bill expands the president’s ability to wage an endless worldwide war against terrorism suspects and against nations suspected of supporting them even when there is no connection to the Sept. 11 attacks. Laura Murphy of the American Civil Liberties Union criticized the bill saying: “A new authorization of worldwide war will mean unrestricted powers to use the military at home and abroad.”

~ by wheresthemic on May 27, 2011.

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