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    the country.  Does the government then have the right to drop bombs in those countries in any case, or is "terrorism" somehow a special crime?

    Reality has a liberal bias.

    by Hayate Yagami on Fri Sep 30, 2011 at 02:48:10 PM PDT

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    •  Unless they are members of the (0+ / 0-)

      Al Qaeda network and have been determined by the President to be engaged in plotting armed attacks against the United States, the use of deadly force without a chance to surrender would not be legal regardless of circumstance.

      "[R]ather high-minded, if not a bit self-referential"--The Washington Post.

      by Geekesque on Fri Sep 30, 2011 at 02:50:59 PM PDT

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