Didn’t Obama make it that only he has these powers, not the military? Which is a win of sorts I guess, until the next president doesn’t feel the same way (Hilary/Christie…)[/quote]
No he claimed that it was pretty much settled that he pretty much could detain anyone on his say so.
In fact, he is so convinced of this that he released at least one prisoner and handed him over to a court before the SCOTUS could hear him out. After all, it would only be superfluous to have the SCOTUS confirm which is prima facie obvious to any right thinking establishmentarian.
He also claimed that this law would contain pesky procedures and therefore hamper his very important work of disappearing people, which, after all , is done best without any formal procedures whatsoever.
Did El Salvadorian dead squads have judicial oversight or even rules in place?
Didnt think so.
Thank God, this could never get out of control, well, mainly because it already is.
Also, is there any reason that used RICO rules so reluctantly, arrests people for videotaping cops or has used the PATRIOT act to go after alleged drug dealers, palliative medicine, online gambling and internet porn?
Of course not.