Here I am, two days late, but better late than never… who’d have thought that HuffPo would have the most informative article on the defeat of Udall’s amendment. It’s chock full of nuts information.
ADDENDUM: Specifics on which Dems voted FOR the lock-up provision:
The final vote showed bizarre fractures among Democrats, erasing the usual barriers between conservatives and liberals. The 16 who voted for the harsh detainee rules were Sens. Bob Casey (Pa.), Kent Conrad (N.D.), Kay Hagan (N.C.), Daniel Inouye (Hawaii), Herb Kohl (Wis.), Mary Landrieu (La.), Carl Levin (Mich.), Joe Manchin (W. Va.), Clair McCaskill (Mo.), Robert Menendez (N.J.), Ben Nelson (Neb.), Mark Pryor (Ark.), Jack Reed (R.I.), Jeanne Shaheen (N.H.), Debbie Stabenow (Mich.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (R.I.). National defense hawk and independent Sen. Joe Lieberman (Conn.) also voted in favor of the tougher language.
Wouldn’t you know, Revoltin’ Joe (Likud-CT), who never saw an infringement of liberty he didn’t like… I don’t know whether to be surprised or not about the rest, but I am once again confirmed in the correctness of my decision to leave the Democratic Party.
UPDATE: Robert Menendez (D-NJ) sought and was granted Senate consent to change his vote to support the Udall amendment. So the final vote was 60-38 to allow the military to arrest and detain American citizens on American soil, indefinitely and without due process.
ADDENDUM: as is so often the case, Glenn Greenwald has the most comprehensive elucidation to date.