Obama Suggests He’ll Use ‘Preventive Detention’

preventive detention = thought policing = orwell’s 1984

In Closed-Door Meeting With Rights Groups, Obama Suggests He’ll Use ‘Preventive Detention’

Just when you think President Obama’s policies on war, civil liberties and Guantanamo couldn’t possibly look any more like the Bush/Cheney regime’s than they already do, the administration goes ahead and proves you dead wrong. In a meeting Wednesday with several human rights groups including the ACLU, the Center for Constitutional Rights and Human Rights Watch, Obama said he was “mulling the need for a ‘preventive detention’ system that would establish a legal basis for the United States to incarcerate terrorism suspects who are deemed a threat to national security but cannot be tried,” according to two participants in the “private session.” Full article.

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