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  •  Indeed, that is a major failing of the judicial (2+ / 0-)
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    system.

    Legally speaking, Cheney has not committed any crimes.  He's admitted to approving torture, but until someone prosecutes, then there are no legal sanctions that can be taken against him.

    No trial, no sanctions.  I'm glad you're getting it now.  So you're on our side now, right?  Without a trial, Al-Awlaki should not have been executed.

    Reality has a liberal bias.

    by Hayate Yagami on Fri Sep 30, 2011 at 02:51:36 PM PDT

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    •  For the last time: (0+ / 0-)

      Al Awlaki was killed because he was plotting and preparing for future attacks.  It was his current operational role that mattered, not his criminal liability for past actions.

      You can choose to stick your head in the sand and pretend there's no factual predicate for a finding that he was involvedin such activities, but that runs contrary to both the public record and the assessment of multiple nation's intelligence services.

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

      by Geekesque on Fri Sep 30, 2011 at 02:53:49 PM PDT

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