Obama claims right to imprison “combatants” acquitted at trial By Bill Van Auken

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By Bill Van Auken
http://www.wsws.org
10 July 2009

In testimony before the US Senate Tuesday, legal representatives of the Obama administration not only defended the system of kangaroo military tribunals set up under Bush, but affirmed the government’s right to continue imprisoning detainees indefinitely, even if they are tried and acquitted on allegations of terror-related crimes.

This assertion of sweeping, extra-constitutional powers is only the latest in a long series of decisions by the Democratic administration demonstrating its essential continuity with the Bush White House on questions of militarism and attacks on democratic rights.

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  3. “Obama’s a Socialist!!!”

    It’s the hew and cry of the right-wingers.

    They don’t go far enough. If anything, he’s a Stalinist.

    *shiver*

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