December 20, 2012
Democrats cave on NDAA
Progressive - Senator Dianne Feinstein had made a valiant effort to amend the renewal of the National Defense Authorization Act so it would explicitly prohibit the Pentagon from grabbing U.S. citizens and holding them indefinitely.
Her amendment had passed the Senate by a big margin, but the House version had no such amendment. Then Congressional negotiators, in their conference bill, dropped Feinstein’s amendment and replaced it with mealy-mouthed rhetoric that does nothing to keep us safe from a renegade President or Secretary of Defense.