This just in.
President Obama plans to issue a signing statement which will clarify how the Administration views the law. From Talking Points Memo:
Attorney General Eric Holder confirmed speculation Wednesday that President Barack Obama would issue a signing statement when he makes the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and its controversial detention provisions law.
“We made really substantial progress in moving from something that was really unacceptable to the administration to something with which we still have problems,” Holder said in response to a question from the Wall Street Journal’s Evan Perez. “But I think through these procedures, with these regulations we will be crafting, we can minimize the problems that will actually affect us in an operational way.”
Holder said the language of the NDAA had been moved in a “substantial way” from some of the original language which led the president to issue a veto threat.
“So we are in a better place, I think the regulations, procedures that will help, and we’ll also have a signing statement from the president” which will help clarify how they view the law, Holder said.
Yes, but will he issue this statement before or after we’ve all been indefinitely detained indefinitely in a detention center as a result of this indefinite detention bill?
That’s what the people want to know.
- The NDAA is Not A Detention Bill by ABL
- NDAA Facepalm Induction by Matt Osborne
- ABL’s Blargh on the Veto Blargh by ABL
- #NDAA: A Perspective by rkref
- There’s No Such Thing As an ‘Indefinite Detention Bill’ and Other ProLeft Lies by Milt Shook (PCTC)
- NDAA FAQ: A Guide for the Perplexed by Benjamin Wittes (Lawfareblog)
- The Defense Bill Passed. Now What Does it Do? by Adam Serwer (Mother Jones)
- Why I Won’t Engage Glenn Greenwald by Benjamin Wittes (Lawfareblog)
- Exposed: A Spammer Fooled MSM & America with Edited NDAA [Carl Levin] Video by Sarah Jones (PoliticusUSA)