Democrats and Republicans alike embrace torture and assassination policies that are an attack on 800 years of civil rights law. Noam Chomsky and Eric Bailey of Torture Magazine discuss America’s human rights record under President Obama, and the military intervention policies that have seen increased use during the Arab Spring. Eric Bailey: The last four years have seen significant changes in American federal policy in regards to human rights. One of the few examples of cooperation between the Democratic and Republican parties over the last four years has been the passing of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2012. This bill has given the United States military the power to arrest American citizens, indefinitely, without charge, trial, or any other form of due process of law and the Obama administration has and continues to fight a legal battle in federal court to prevent that law from being declared unconstitutional.