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‘Indefinite detention’ provision stirs online anger — and Jon Stewart (video)

Last week, the Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act and it could be signed into law by President Obama by Friday.

However, online protests have started to surface surrounding an attached provision to the bill — Section 1031 — that could allow the military to detain American citizens indefinitely without a trial.

Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)

Citizen anger over the bill has been slowly growing online, but it got some help Wednesday night when Jon Stewart weighed in, chastizing the Senate for passing the bill. He sardonically notes that there is an end, of course, to the imprisonment: when hostilities end. “When the war on terror ends, and terror surrenders, and is no longer available as a human emotion, you’ll be free to go,” he said


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