If I’m Lucky

Vet, gadfly, and all-around badass Ray McGovern on the prospect of seeing American citizens detained in Stalag Levin-McCain Gitmo indefinitely.

Ambiguous but alarming new wording, which is tucked into the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and was just passed by the Senate, is reminiscent of the “extraordinary measures” introduced by the Nazis after they took power in 1933.

And the relative lack of reaction so far calls to mind the oddly calm indifference with which most Germans watched the erosion of the rights that had been guaranteed by their own Constitution. As one German writer observed, “With sheepish submissiveness we watched it unfold, as if from a box at the theater.”

(Also contains Perry-pandering to the Israel-No-Matter-Whats and showing off his “knowledge” of voting law. Also how ambiguous the language is–being reminiscent of former Pres. Carter suggesting he could be labeled a “terrorist supporter” over vague wording in the Homeland Security Act).

Here’s to hoping we get cells or cages within shouting distance of each other, Ray. 🙂 

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