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Jon Stewart on Indefinite Detention: Destroying Our Own Way of Life Before Terrorists Have a Chance to Do it For Us

 
 
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Last night Jon Stewart took on the recent passage of a bill that would allow the U.S. government to lock up American citizens indefinitely, without a trial. Troubling much? Even worse, Congress openly debated the subject for only an hour, and a mere 7 Congresspeople voted against it.

In his trademark style, Stewart pointed out the insanity of the bill as well as government hypocrisy surrounding it. (Barack Obama, circa 2007: "we are not a country that runs prisons that locks people away without ever telling them why they’re there or what they’re charged with." Oh really?)

Watch the whole segment below, in two parts.

 

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
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The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
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AlterNet / By Lauren Kelley

Posted at December 8, 2011, 3:38am

 
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