Comment: What I find most frightening...

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What I find most frightening...

about the indefinite detention provision of the NDAA, is the vast effort used to obfuscate its authors and meaning. I don't recall another bill in recent history, so steeped in confusion, that has tried so hard to appear to be something other than what it is.

It feels eerily like the US has established a real-life version of the fictional Chateau d'If from The Count of Monte Cristo, a prison not for the guilty but a place to put the ones they're ashamed of.

If men are good, you don't need government; if men are evil or ambivalent, you don't dare have one.