From the New York Times –
President Obama told human rights advocates at the White House on Wednesday that he was mulling the need for a “preventive detention” system that would establish a legal basis for the United States to incarcerate terrorism suspects who are deemed a threat to national security but cannot be tried…
So, where the Bush administration claimed to have legal authority based on international law, Obama wants to cover his butt, on another position change, by creating some type of US law. Yep, Hope and Change.
H/T to Unc