Opponents of due process and justice for Guantanamo detainees are using the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to block President Obama's promised reforms at Guantanamo Bay.
These opponents have added amendments to the bill that severely impede President Obama's ability to transfer detainees for repatriation or resettlement in foreign countries or for prosecution in federal criminal courts. The White House has threatened to veto this flawed Congressional Act, saying it may be unconstitutional. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta has also called for a veto of the bill if it impedes the transfer of Guantanamo detainees.
We need to show the president that we support all attempts to uphold our Constitution and bring justice to prisoners at Guantanamo.
Make yourself heard: Sign this petition and tell President Obama we support a veto of the National Defense Authorization Act if it impedes efforts to bring justice to all prisoners at Guantanamo.
Dear President Obama,
We the undersigned strongly support the Statement of Administration Policy regarding S. 3254 -- National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2013, and we urge you to veto the bill if it impedes the Executive Branch's authority to transfer Guantanamo detainees for repatriation or resettlement in foreign countries or for prosecution in federal criminal courts.
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We support your commitment to ending the unjust policy of indefinite detention, and we encourage you to use your second term to bring this painful chapter of American history to a close.
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