White House Lifts Veto Threat of Defense Authorization Bill.
This bill of “detaining Americans indefinitely will no trial, judge or jury” will pass. Obama will not veto it. This will actually happen. Wow.
President Obama has dropped his threat to veto the 2012 defense authorization bill after his advisers concluded that revised provisions about detainees would not harm national security.
The new “language does not challenge or constrain the president’s ability to collect intelligence, incapacitate dangerous terrorists, and protect the American people,” Press Secretary Jay Carney said in a statement.
The House is poised to pass the bill on Wednesday, despite controversial provisions requiring military detention for some terrorism suspects.
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