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View Diary: New York Times sues for access to Obama administration's legal guidance on drone use (134 comments)

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  •  We can make our own judgement (5+ / 0-)

    Whatever rationalization the Office of Legal Counsel has come up with, we can come to our own conclusions based upon the Constitution, existing law and treaties, and what we know of the attacks.

    The utility of making the "legal" justifications public is that of accountability for all the lying. Also, it's secret law, something no free society should tolerate.

    Government and laws are the agreement we all make to secure everyone's freedom.

    by Simplify on Sat Dec 24, 2011 at 10:15:39 AM PST

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    •  but "your own conclusions" aren't worth anything (0+ / 0-)

      at the endof the day.  The SCOTUS's conclusions are what matter.  Is the only purpose of releasing the alleged memo in question is that everybody can play armchair SCOTUS Justice and come to "their own conclusions"?

      •  By that measure, (0+ / 0-)

        the truth isn't worth anything. Who cares about objective reality? Might makes right.

        I wholly reject that perspective. I think, therefore I am.

        Do you accept everything a "final authority" does, simply because it's unlikely anyone can change it? Sounds like a 1774 royalist's outlook on life.

        Government and laws are the agreement we all make to secure everyone's freedom.

        by Simplify on Sat Dec 24, 2011 at 11:46:42 PM PST

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