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Old 12-20-2011, 10:43 AM   #1
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Default NDAA 2012 and the Taliban

The NDAA 2012 (that the President signed) ...

"Section 1021 codifies the Obama administration’s claimed authority to detain Al Qaeda and Taliban fighters and those from allied forces by “affirm[ing] that the authority of the President to use all necessary and appropriate force pursuant to the Authorization for Use of Military Force . . . includes the authority for the Armed Forces of the United States to detain covered persons . . . pending disposition under the law of war.”
...note that I bolded and underlined "Taliban."
http://www.lawfareblog.com/2011/12/n...the-perplexed/


VP Biden stated that ...

“the Taliban per se is not our enemy.”
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics...not-our-enemy/


If they are not "really" our enemy, why are they listed on the NDAA 2012?
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Old 12-20-2011, 12:14 PM   #2
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Well, maybe Biden spoke a bit too honestly. "Per se" means "by itself", so perhaps Joe was letting on that the enemy referred to as the Taliban isn't just the actual Taliban by itself, but whatever enemies they want to lump in with them. Or maybe he was just rambling on, and had no clue what he was saying. (Frankly, that's probably it).
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Old 12-20-2011, 01:20 PM   #3
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Yeah, one of his campaign promises was closing Gitmo, now he wants to expand the government's ability to detain people sans charges. That's like a broken campaign promise on acid.
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