Much hoo-hah and debate about Senate Bill 1867 this week, both in congress and on the talk circuits. Ostensibly the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) allows the military to detain American citizens indefinitely without due process. Cutting through he legal language to determine the accuracy of these allegations is a real challenge, but we’ll see if we can get to the bottom of it.
Former JAG attorney Charles Stimson is an expert on detention policy at the Heritage Foundation (www.heritage.org).
He’s followed by Jack Minor from the Greeley Gazette (www.greeleygazette.com) in Greeley, Colorado with an observation that proposed amendments to the bill are just making things worse.
John’s extended boralogue continues his ongoing analysis of radical ideological changes occurring in the Middle East as the Arab Spring deteriorates into an Arab Fall and a Christian Winter.