The Senate on Thursday evening essentially blessed the indefinite detention of American citizens who join up with Al Qaeda.
By a 45-55 vote, senators rejected an amendment from Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) that would have excluded U.S. citizens from the detention authority created by the Authorization for the Use of Military Force passed just after the Sept. 11 attacks in 2001.
Feinstein’s amendment would have inserted language excluding Americans into the detainee provisions of the Senate version of the National Defense Authorization Act.
[politico.com 1 dec 2011]
Senate votes to allow indefinite detention of Americans
By xxxevilgrinxxx | Published: December 2, 2011