By Michael McAuliff, The Huffington Post

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama failed two years ago to close the infamous Guantanamo Bay prison, and with Wednesday marking the 10th anniversary of its creation, debate is raging over whether a law he signed will ensure it will stay open for decades to come, jailing even United States citizens.

Tucked into the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012, which Obama signed on New Year’s Eve, are provisions that appear to allow indefinite military detention of American terrorism suspects, and to require it of suspected foreign enemies.

The Obama administration insists the law merely codifies existing standards, but its strong supporters and vehement opponents are sure it does much more, legally enshrining for the first time in 60 years the authority to hold citizens without trial.

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  1. Maybe foreign enemies in a time of declared & justified war – but never in a totally irresponsible and unjustified imperial adventure such as The Son of a Wealth George W. Bush has inclined us – first in iraq – still in Afghan – and soon throughout the earth combining with our advanced friends against all the poor for their resources ! Thus – a prison for resisters ! Americans or others !

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