The general pattern has been that the Ruling Class tries out on foreigners what it then gets around to using on us. Indefinite detention and murder have been used against the foreigner. Now the God King (and the rest of the Ruling Class) are claiming the power to use it against citizens. It’s just a matter of time till they start to sell the use of drone strikes on our own soil since, to paraphrase Uncle Billy, not every heel is in Iraq and Afghanistan.
And once Romney is Prez, torture will be back on the table too–for use against citizens as well as foreigners.
It’s the prolife thing to do, doncha know.
And (till Obama is gone) it’s also the enlightened progressive thing. Once Romney is Prez, the Left will pretend to care again. Better a pretense than nothing, I guess.