While Obama spoke on the economy on a podium from the "Land of Make Believe" in Orlando today, with the "Enchanted Castle" as a backdrop, and while Mickey Mouse and Goofy danced around him, this assault continued. What a campaign commercial this speech and fantasy background this will make.
Obama's own words about the NDAA are very enlightening about what he believes he can do regarding detentions. When Obama signed the NDAA, he read from his teleprompter this "promise" that his administration, “Will not authorize the indefinite Military detention without trial of American Citizens.” Why would he read that "promise" if he does not believe he can do exactly just that? He also read that, “Indeed, I believe that doing so would break with our most important traditions and values as a nation.”
Was he referring to martial law powers? Was he referring to powers of the still to be formed National Security Force he dreams of? Or, was he referring to National Defense Authorization Act?
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