So after Obama shadily signed NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act) on New Year’s Eve while every was busy getting drunk, the internet has exploded with rage. One journalist was so infuriated that he is now suing Barack Obama over the recently signed Act which allows the indefinite detention and torture of any American citizen.
“In a blog post published on Monday to TruthDig.com, Hedges announces his effort to take Obama to court, and says his team of attorneys will challenge the president over the legality of the Authorization for Use of Military Force, a provision promised under the NDAA.
In his explanation, Hedges says the signing signals “a catastrophic blow to civil liberties.”
“I spent many years in countries where the military had the power to arrest and detain citizens without charge,” writes Hedges. “I have been in some of these jails. I have friends and colleagues who have ‘disappeared’ into military gulags. I know the consequences of granting sweeping and unrestricted policing power to the armed forces of any nation. And while my battle may be quixotic, it is one that has to be fought if we are to have any hope of pulling this country back from corporate fascism.”