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Remember when they said that if we voted for John McCain, American citizens would be able to be detained indefinitely by the government and military — without due process?
Yeah…me too. Via the ACLU — who is not too happy with their Dear Leader:
The statute is particularly dangerous because it has no temporal or geographic limitations, and can be used by this and future presidents to militarily detain people captured far from any battlefield.
Under the Bush administration, similar claims of worldwide detention authority were used to hold even a U.S. citizen detained on U.S. soil in military custody, and many in Congress now assert that the NDAA should be used in the same way again.