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  •  Um, actually, no, sorry. (2+ / 0-)
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    That person is a legitimate prime target for something called a "criminal prosecution".  That's because High Treason is something called a crime, and being convicted of it involves that prosecution thingy.  It involves charges and the right to be informed of the nature of those charges, the right to legal counsel, an adversarial process, the right to be confronted in public with the evidence against you, the right to rebut that evidence including the right to call witnesses in your favor through compulsory process, and so on.  It does not involve becoming an instant target for "termination with all possible haste and extreme prejudice" by unilateral decision of one branch of government.  At least, not in a republic of laws.  (In a monarchy or a dictatorship, yes.)  That person becomes a Traitor and guilty of High Treason! after that thingy (that's a technical term) called a "conviction".  Look it up.  It's in this quaint piece of paper called the United States Constitution, which, at least formally, has not yet been repealed.  The Google Machine can get you a copy if you don't already happen to have one.  To save time and mental effort, I'd suggest beginning your reading with Amendment Number IV and continuing from there.  If you're bored you can stop after Amendment Number VI, with perhaps a brief skim of Amendment Number VIII.  And since you have invoked the crime of High Treason!, you might also take a little side trip over to Article III, section 3, which specifically identifies the nature of acts and the nature of evidence required for a conviction of that crime. But no matter, such things would probably bore you, and apparently "due process of law" is not a concept with which you are familiar.  Which was the point of Tom's cartoon.  

    Have a nice day.

    •  Well said, sir (0+ / 0-)

      From a true patriot

    •  Senseless legal GOBBLEDYGOOP! (0+ / 0-)

      'due process of law' while shitting down both legs in a combat zone? HAR! HAR!
      You want to make all the degenerate lawyers and bribe taking greedy judges
      in America rich overnite?    Phew!
      You DO NOT try battlefield enemies when you engage them!  
      You mush them like worms!       Bring it on, Barry!
                                  Seal Team Six,   Ooh-Rah!

      ! The swinistic greed and racial hatred of the American ruling elite is abysmal !

      by joe wobblie on Tue Jun 05, 2012 at 07:00:30 AM PDT

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      •  NEWS FLASH! - Al Quada #2 killed by DRONE! (0+ / 0-)

        Abu Yahya al- Libi, the number two leader of Al Quada, has just been killed inside Pakistan by a drone!
            http://www.cnn.com/...  
        How do Y'all "liberals" and Obama-bashers like them apples?  HUH!
                                Yah Hya! Hya! Hya!

        ! The swinistic greed and racial hatred of the American ruling elite is abysmal !

        by joe wobblie on Tue Jun 05, 2012 at 11:31:03 AM PDT

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    •  Get real! (0+ / 0-)

      Latest drone strike!
         http://www.cnn.com/...
      NOW - Say ten Hail Obamas and bow low...

      ! The swinistic greed and racial hatred of the American ruling elite is abysmal !

      by joe wobblie on Tue Jun 05, 2012 at 11:42:48 AM PDT

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