Admittedly off-topic note: Consider what 10 years of fear-mongering have done to the U.S. Senate, an astonishingly bipartisan majority of which is bent on authorizing the indefinite jailing for interrogation by the military of American citizens, seized without charges on American soil on suspicion of terrorist conspiracy, with no access to the courts or even a lawyer. Latest twist; Demand a Veto

Well, not entirely off-topic, as it turns out.  The ACLU’s D.C. lobbying office reports: “The worldwide indefinite detention without charge or trial provision is in S. 1867, the National Defense Authorization Act bill . . . The bill was drafted in secret by Sens. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) and passed in a closed-door committee meeting, without even a single hearing.”