Civil Liberties? Obama Signs NDAA...Again

04/01/2013 13:54

"This time last year, President Obama said that he had "serious reservations" about certain provisions of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act. But he signed it anyway. This year, the same provisions over which he was so reserved remain in the 2013 version of the bill, along with a number of brand-new problematic amendments. The president threatened a veto on the new bill's prohibitions on closing Guant√°namo Bay detention center. But he didn't veto; he signed the bill again on Thursday."*

In a big hit against civil liberties, Obama has signed the National Defense Authorization Act. Again. Didn't he threaten a veto? Where is it? Cenk Uygur analzyes Obama's latest apology.

*Read more from Natasha Lennard/ Salon:

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